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Leeds 2 Fulham 0 - Post Match Reaction

last updated Wednesday 23rd April 2003, 11:23 AM
Fulham's caretaker boss Chris Coleman says there is still work to do to ensure Premiership survival, following a 2-0 defeat at Leeds.

 Fulham caretaker boss Chris Coleman
Fulham caretaker boss Chris Coleman
The Cottagers are six points clear of West Ham with three games to go and Coleman is hoping to complete the job as soon as possible.

He said after the Elland Road setback: "We have still a lot of work to do. We have three massive games coming up and like Leeds we are not out of it.

"We need a result from somewhere. I hope the players were not thinking coming into this game that they were safe.

"I told them after our win on Saturday that that was not the case and there was no mention of it.

"I have had to remind them that we are still in trouble and that we need another result."

Coleman will now be looking for a reaction from his team when they face Champions League-chasing Chelsea at the weekend as he said: "Our defending for the first goal was a comedy of errors.

"We discussed it at half-time, and I won't go into it but it was very poor marking.

"We're in a relegation dogfight, and to come to Elland Road where there's a hostile atmosphere, to go a goal down inside four minutes you are then asking a lot.

"In the second half, within a couple of minutes of the restart, we're then two down. You can't defend like that.

"It looked like we were playing off the cuff, and I don't know why because it's not something we've been working on in training, but it's something we will address this week.

"We have a massive game with Chelsea, and if we defend like we did against Leeds then they will score a lot more than two.

"But it's not just the defenders because we were giving the ball away cheaply and making it easy for Leeds, so we have a few problems to work on before Saturday.

"There is still work to do to guarantee our safety.
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