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Fulham boss Marco Silva expecting a tough Forest

last updated Tuesday 05th December 2023, 8:18 PM

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Fulham manager Marco Silva is expecting a reaction from Nottingham Forest when they arrive at Craven Cottage for Wednesday’s 7.30pm kick-off.

The Reds have won just one of their last 10 Premier League games, losing the last three, but Silva believes that will motivate them to reverse their current fortunes.

“We really know how they are feeling,” he said. “Before the Wolves match, we had back-to-back defeats. Not three in a row, but we know how not good results can impact a football team.

“Even if you have quality, even if you know what you are capable to do, even if it's clear what we want to do, the confidence plays always a big part on a performance and results.

“We know that we can take some confidence from them, but at the same time it can give them the will and the desire to react and to show a reaction. You have always the two parts of the coin, and I really believe that they will come here to react.

“They want to react. Of course, in terms of confidence, probably they are not at that level if you are winning football matches in a row, but I think any team in this league knows that it is not easy to keep the consistency in terms of winning ways.

“Sometimes come the bad results and you have to react, and for sure they are going to try to do it, because they have quality.”

Asked by the media if he thinks it’s unfair that Forest head coach Steve Cooper is “under pressure,” Silva replied: “Firstly, I don't know if he's under pressure. That is the thing, I really don't know.

“Of course, the pressure is always here around you, because you know results speak louder in this competition. Today in football, in this business, football is always like that.

“I'm sure Steve, and all the managers at the level that we are, are more than capable to handle the situation and to understand what is important.

“And what is important is always for you to control what you can, and what you can control is your team, your players and all that stuff. And for sure he has all the focus.”

Source Geoff Pruce at Fulham FC
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