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Fulham coach Marco Silva didn’t hide his disappointment

last updated Saturday 23rd December 2023, 11:06 PM

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Fulham coach Marco Silva
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Fulham coach Marco Silva didn’t hide his disappointment following his side’s 2-0 defeat to Burnley at Craven Cottage.

Despite a dominant Fulham first-half, the Clarets supplied a sucker punch immediately after the break before doubling their lead.

“Disappointing result for us clearly,” Marco admitted. “Good first-half from ourselves I think. We were the best team on the pitch all first-half, we were the dominant team.

“We controlled the game and created three or four clear chances. Of course, when you are so dominant and you create chances like we did first-half, we should score. If not, the game is open and anything can happen at this level.

“We started in the worst way possible second-half, conceding a goal in the first minute. After that moment, we didn't perform like we normally do and in the way to create more problems for them.

“Unfortunately, we conceded a second goal in a way that cannot happen. It's a moment where we're completely out of balance and we lost that moment. It is what it is and we have to react in the next game.”

The Whites’ Carabao Cup Quarter-Final win at Everton in midweek, which went all the way to extra time and penalties, will have no doubt contributed to the lethargic display.

“Yes, it's one of the reasons. It cannot be the only reason but it is one of the reasons, of course. We started to lose some energy. That's the reality. It is what it is.

“Of course, it's different for us and for them; they didn't play in the middle of the week and we did. That's the easiest excuse but I prefer to not go in this direction, I prefer to analyse the game in a different way.”

Willian was absent from the matchday squad through a minor hamstring injury, as Marco explained.

“As I said to you last game, he had a problem with his hamstring. It looks not really serious, not a big injury, but he had a small problem there.

“Yesterday, he trained with the team but not feeling really well in that hamstring. He was not in condition 100% to start the game and to play the game.”

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