Hodgson was aided by his trusted assistant Ray Lewington as the pair look to register the Eagles first point of the Premier League season, let alone goal, in what will be their fifth match at the weekend.
The 70-year-old said he would continue to assess his squad to find the best players for the task ahead, which includes visiting title contenders Manchester City and Manchester United before hosting Chelsea in Palace's next three league games. Writing his weekly column for Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet, Liverpool legend Jan Molby has said he understands the appointment, but pointed out it's not going to push the Selhurst Park club forward.
"The major disappointment is that the attitude and the desire of the players that was obvious to us even in the two or three days we've been training didn't get any kind of reward", the Palace boss said.
"We were very nervous in the first half, people didn't show any confidence on the ball and we wanted to persuade them they didn't need to have that lack of confidence".
Crystal Palace have made the worst start to a top-flight season in English football history.
"To draw a conclusion in one team, you have to wait, you can not analyse them after one month, it's really hard".
"They created chances in the first half and pressed higher in the second but in general we controlled the game".
But where does their shocking start stand amongst the Premier League's worst after the same amount of games?
"We should have scored another goal but I am happy with the performance".
Palace return to action at home to Huddersfield in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday - a chance to get a morale-boosting win before that daunting run of Premier League fixtures.