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Fulham boss Jokanovic frustrated at QPR

last updated Saturday 21st January 2017, 11:03 PM


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Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic was frustrated that his Fulham side were unable to unleash their free-flowing football at Loftus Road in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.

After Chris Martin missed a penalty, Queens Park Rangers went in front went Ryan Manning capitalised on a defensive error, but Martin’s deft flick in the second half earned his side a point.

Asked if coming from behind meant he was happy with a draw, Jokanovic replied: “No, we came here with the intention to win the game.

“At the beginning of the game we made a few important mistakes. We missed a penalty. We tried to find our style and we moved the ball, but we made a mistake when they scored the first goal.

“These conditions, with this kind of the field, it’s not easy for us to move the ball from one side to the other. The pitch was better for them than it was for our style, which is completely legal, but we weren’t comfortable enough with the ball.

“The ball was bouncing all the time. If you watched the game, it’s very clear. QPR found more benefits playing on this kind of pitch than we did.”

Penalty kicks have not proven fruitful for the Whites this season, but Jokanovic has given his backing to Martin for the next time the opportunity presents itself.

“We had eight penalties and scored only two goals,” he stated, “but in the future Chris Martin is going to be the man who will continue to be responsible for this kind of situation.

“We keep going and practising in training. It’s football and is part of the game, these things happen – many times in our case. I think we are going to improve in the future.

“It’s Chris Martin. He’s a killer, a player who can do it well. He still scored a goal, he’s a strong man, and I am sure he is a guy with enough personality to take the next one and score.”























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