A solitary goal from Son Heung-Min won the match for Spurs, while
Hodgson was unable to call on a centre-forward as the Eagles remain
rock-bottom of the Premier League standings.
"It would be nice by the end of the season to have one person who is a centre-forward and goal scorer," Hodgson said.
"They have (Harry) Kane, Son and (Fernando) Llorente and all we have
if we want to change something is Bakary Sako, a left winger trying his
best as a centre-forward.
"We need points really. I would have settled for playing much worse
than we played and having a bit of good fortune where a ball deflects
past the goalkeeper, or the referee awards us a penalty which is not a
"I would settle for that at the moment more than I would settle for
people trying to be relatively kind to me and the team by perhaps
suggesting that we deserved a bit more than we actually got," he said.
"When we look at the table we're still on four points and we're
getting further away from the teams that are just outside of the
relegation zone, and our task gets harder with every defeat."