Roy Hodgson has made it clear to Crystal Palace players that no more violations of government laws will be tolerated. Captain Luka Milivojevic apologised on Wednesday when his household mixed with Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and his family after violating coronavirus rules on New Year’s Eve.
After acknowledging he had “let down the fans, the club, my manager and teammates” the Serbian donated a large amount to the NHS. Milivojevic was in the starting eleven for the win over Sheffield United last Saturday, with management only learning of his violation of the rules on the morning of the game, but any misconduct would be punished more harshly. “The consequence would be harsher, there’s no doubt about that,” Hodgson said in the third round of the FA Cup, ahead of Friday’s trip to Wolves. “We had a player who broke the rules and was punished accordingly, but it was made very clear to the players that in the future there will be no breaches of government guidelines. And anyone who does will face the consequences, and the consequences will be very serious, and those will not be suffered by the players. “Let’s hope that this message has come across loud and clear, and not just to us. He took responsibility for that, made a speech that I think covers things well and made a huge contribution to the NHS, which we were delighted that he said he wanted to do. Hodgson announced that he would make changes that could see a chance offered to Michy Batshuayi, with the Chelsea loanee yet to really get going in his second spell at the club. “Hodgson confirmed he will make changes which could see Michy Batshuayi given a chance, with the Chelsea loanee yet to really get going in his second spell at the club. ” the 73-year-old insisted: ” the 73-year-old insisted: ” That doesn’t mean I’ve lost faith that he’s still going to be a very important player for us and I’m pretty sure he’ll be up there with the other players getting recognition at the end of the season when we’ve achieved our goal.”That doesn’t mean I’ve lost faith that he’s still going to be a very important player for us and at the end of the season, when we’ve achieved our goal, I’m pretty sure he’ll be up there with the other players getting praise.” The former Schalke playmaker has six months left on his deal and if the right offer comes along, he might leave. “Max is a consummate professional, has done his job and hardly missed a day of training,”Max is a consummate professional, has done his job, and has hardly missed a day of training. He wants to play and he has to play. If Max came knocking on the door to move on, I wouldn’t be shocked if Max came knocking on the door to move on, and if that’s the case, I would have to reluctantly agree that he wasn’t given the opportunity to prove what he can do here, so that would have to be considered if there were anyone else who would give it to him.