While Crystal Palace are flying at present and pretty much everyone at the club is delighted there is one man who isn’t, and that’s Max Meyer.
The German moved to Selhurst Park last summer but has endured a difficult 18 months at the club so far.
This season he’s made just five appearances in all competitions and hasn’t started a Premier League game since the opening day. He’s been left out of three of the last four squads to boot.
It’s not looking good for him in London, and that’s precisely what Bild say when covering what’s gone wrong.
They say after a reasonable first season things have ‘gone downhill’ at Palace and Meyer has ‘almost completely disappeared’.
The newspaper lays the blame solely on Roy Hodgson’s shoulders, saying that instead of playing players with ‘class’ he prefers ‘height’. That’s a strategy that’s working as Crystal Palace are currently sitting seventh in the table.
As a result, Meyer’s situation seems ‘hopeless’ at this point. His only hope is that the club move away from ‘pure physicality’ and instead use ‘playful class’ otherwise he will remain on the outside looking in for the foreseeable future.