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Fulham coach Marco Silva expects physical game

last updated Friday 10th December 2021, 4:41 PM

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Fulham coach Marco Silva
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Fulham coach Marco Silva expects Luton Town to try and make things as uncomfortable as possible for Fulham on Saturday.

The Hatters have some physical players in their side – though that’s far from the only string to their bow – and Silva is keen to see his players stick to their principles at Kenilworth Road.

“The way they play, they will try to put us in some moments to play the way we don’t like to play, but of course when we have the ball we have to be Fulham Football Club,” he explained.

“We have to play in our way to create the chances we want to create. If you are strong in one way, you have to take the game from this side, if you can. That will make the difference, if we can play our game, impose our game and make an impact.

“Of course when you don’t have the ball and they win the ball, you have to know the way they’ll try to surprise us and punish us in some moments.

“We have to be aware of the situation. We are, we have one more [training] session, we have time to talk about them a little bit more with our players, but they already know what we will be up against in the game.”

While the Whites have now gone 10 matches without defeat, you have to go back a few fixtures for our last win, and Silva is hoping to find that three-point formula once again at the weekend.

“10 unbeaten games, that number is really good,” he stated. “Seven [wins] in a row, and three draws after.

“Three different games and in that moment we had the illness which affected two games – Derby and Preston was a little bit strange. But it is what it is, and it’s done, no need to talk more about the situation.

“Of course, our target is to go and get the three points, definitely. Against a tough side, I have to tell you, with a specific type of play that creates problems for their opponent.

“They fight for the first ball, fight for the second. It can be a direct game if they win the second ball.

“It’s a game for us to be switched on for every single minute, and after that we have to put quality on our game. Because if not, if we cannot take the game the way we like to play, the game will be like a gamble game, and we don’t like to play these type of games.

“We have to deal with it, we have to be Fulham Football Club, even if it’s tough, all the situations they create, we have to be ourselves to win the football match, because the three points are there and we have to fight for the three points.”

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