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Fulham boss Scott Parker happy with the point but wanted three

last updated Thursday 28th January 2021, 10:44 AM

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Fulham Head Coach Scott Parker

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Fulham Head Coach Scott Parker gave his immediate thoughts to the media after our second stalemate in as many months against Brighton & Hove Albion, and first assessed the performance from his side.

“First half I thought we had a real control about us,” said our Head Coach. "We got a foothold in the game.

“We probably lacked the duel moments, the 50/50s – I thought we were second best to a lot.

“Second half we tried to address that and I thought we did, but we lost our way with the ball.

“You’ve got to stay in games in this division and we did, we defended very well.

“Our keeper’s had to pull off some big saves and there were some key blocks at key moments.

“We stayed in the game to earn that right at the end to go and win it and Dunk’s defended very well there.

“Clean sheet, happy with the point but wanted three, we move on now to the next.”

Alphonse Areola put in another Man-Of-The-Match worthy performance between the sticks, and Parker praised the efforts of the Frenchman yet again.

“He was big for us and he’s going to be big,” exclaimed the boss. “Defensively I thought we were good, especially in the second half where we had to weather a lot of pressure certainly from set plays where Brighton are very good.

“Of course, the keeper’s had to pull off some big saves and has dominated his box really well.”

It’s been a long road of progression so far in our Premier League journey, and Scott’s happy with how far his men have come, still knowing there’s plenty more work to be done.

“A little bit disappointed in the way we played overall,” he stated “But this team only four months ago were having to try and score three or four goals to win a football match.

“Tonight we were solid, there’s been improvement for sure but still a lot of improvement to be had.

“It was always going to take something sensational from the start of the season (to stay up).

“This is a young team with not much Premier League experience and it was always going to be a very tough ask for us this year.

“A team that needed to keep on improving and I think we’ve done that ten-fold. Of course, now the next challenge for us is ‘can we be a bit more clinical?’, ‘can we start turning these draws into wins?’.

“With 19 games left of this season, I have full belief in my team.

“Big improvement in one area but like anything there’s not a magic wand and now we need to move onto the next one and try and get that other side to us which is going to be pivotal to winning games.”

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