Roy Hodgson praises Jordan Ayew’s work ethic

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Crystal Palace manager, Roy Hodgson has lauded Jordan Ayew for his incredible work ethics whiles citing that his addition to the squad gives his team a major boost ahead of the 2019/2020 season.

The Ghanaian international joined the Eagles from Swansea City for a transfer fee of £3 million and has penned a three-year contract that will see him playing for the side until the summer of 2022.

The English Premier League side enjoyed their trip to Ashton Gate over the weekend with a convincing 5-0 win over Bristol City courtesy some good goals from Andros Townsend, Jeffrey Schlupp, Christian Benteke, Max Meyer and Connor Wickham.

New signing Jordan Ayew was given some minutes on the day and looks to have impressed his boss.

Speaking in a post-match interview, Roy Hodgson was full of the Black Stars striker and noted that the player showed desire and good team spirit.

“Ayew brings an incredible desire, work ethic, and spirit to the team. I thought today he tried really hard – sometimes too hard – but he still did some fantastic things, not least of all defensively, he becomes that extra defender in midfield when you lose the ball”, the gaffer said.

He added, “People like Sakho and Jordan Ayew coming back, and in Jordan’s case his stay with Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations and in Mama’s case a long injury program, I think we’ve got to be satisfied today that we got them back on the field today.