Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson believes his side are good enough to stay clear of the relegation battle despite being just three points above the bottom three.
Wilfred Zaha’s equaliser earned Palace a point in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with West Ham, though Hodgson is frustrated after seeing his side dominate proceedings at Selhurst Park.
I am frustrated as it was such a good performance, the first-half I thought it was an even game, but in the second-half it was pretty much one-way traffic. We had to work hard for our equaliser, we had 17 attempts in the second half, we swarmed around the goal but we found Lukasz Fabianski in very good form.
The Eagles registered 25 attempts on goal against West Ham as they searched for an equaliser, after Mark Noble put the away side in front from the penalty spot on 27 minutes.
And despite being frustrated with the draw, Hodgson believes his side are “too good” to be in a relegation scrap this season.
We have a group of players who don’t put their heads down, they fight for each other and they believe we’re a good team, even if our position does not indicate that. I’m not concerned about what is going on below us – if we keep doing our bit and with performances like today we will get points off our own backs. Our aim is to still get higher and we must not get too caught up in the relegation battle. We know we are good enough to stay out of it.