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Fulham boss Marco Silva pleased with first half

last updated Sunday 03rd September 2023, 10:48 AM

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Fulham coach Marco Silva
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Marco Silva
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Fulham boss Marco Silva spoke to the media on Saturday following our 5-1 defeat to Manchester City.

Our Head Coach was pleased with his side's first-half display: "The players made the first half really difficult for City and maybe with better decisions on the ball we could have created more problems for them," he said.

"Of course, they scored first but it was an important moment when we equalised so quickly. That was a corner that we had planned and it’s really important for the players to put things they learn from training onto the pitch. It gives them more belief.

When asked about the dubious goal given to City before the break, he added: "There are so many better things to talk about, but we are going to have to talk about that decision and I understand why. That moment made a huge impact on the game and I thought our first half was really, really good. The players stuck with the plan and they executed it.

"I told the players at half-time not to lose focus because of decisions we can’t control, but of course, that did make a huge impact. Even with all the explanations we received it still doesn’t make sense.

"Everyone that has played football and knows about football knows that they should have disallowed that goal.

He’s in an offside position and it’s clear that he is in the line of the ball. That influenced our goalkeeper and it’s clear to see."

After an eventful few days for the Club, Marco remains motivated to compete moving forward.

"We have to stick together and try to do as well as we did last season. It’s going to be really competitive again and we always want to be a tough side to play against."

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