Cape Town - Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says losing to a last-gasp goal against Tottenham on Sunday was a difficult result to accept.
Spurs clinched a 1-0 Premier League victory at Selhurst Park thanks
to an 88th-minute winner from star striker Harry Kane, leaving the
Eagles down in 17th position in the standings.
Hodgson had a tough job ahead of the game in terms of team selection,
with a staggering 11 senior players out injured, and believes the
defeat was cruel for Palace.
"It's a cruel blow, but we know what a cruel game football is, so we
have to pick ourselves up and try and go again," Hodgson told Sky Sports.
"At the moment we don't have the fire-power and the players that we would need to go toe-to-toe with these teams.
"We are going to have to try hard and defend well and in depth, work a
lot harder in terms of keeping the opposition at bay and hope not to
get the dagger thrust at the 88th minute, hoping you would see it
through and get a point."