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Fulham coach Marco Silva frustrated at the goals conceded

last updated Sunday 31st March 2024, 12:23 AM

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Fulham coach Marco Silva
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Marco Silva
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Fulham coach Marco Silva’s frustration at the goals conceded was compensated by the character shown by his side at Bramall Lane.

Three preventable Sheffield United goals had us trailing 3-1, but wonderful finishes from Bobby De Cordova-Reid and Rodrigo Muniz earned us a point, before the team left everthing on the pitch to try and snatch a winner.

“An exciting game, for sure, for the people that were here,” Silva said. “I have to be honest – it’s a disappointing result for us.

“Clearly a disappointing result for us, because when you are dominant from the first minute like we were, the team that created clearly more chances to win the game, that from the first minute was on the front foot and tried to win the game, it is disappointing.

“Not just because of that – the way we conceded goals. These type of games, when we are dominant, we have the ball most of the time, we cannot be sloppy in the way we conceded the first and the second, even the third [with] the way we lost the ball.

“It creates a difficult scenario, but the reaction I have to say was fantastic. We, as a team, refused to lose this game.

“The players felt, for sure, on the pitch the way we were losing the game was really unfair, but it was our fault as well, and we fought as a team.

“We showed the quality to come back from 3-1, scoring two great goals and creating more chances even to win the game in the last minutes. Even the last minute of the game, the big chance with Tom Cairney at that free-kick.

“Overall, looking at the game, I have to say that it’s disappointing results, [but] I'm pleased for the reaction from the players.”

Muniz’s equaliser was a thing of beauty, slamming a stunning overhead kick into the corner of the net from Adama Traoré’s cross.

All the more pleasing was that the striker had been nursing a knock heading into the fixture.

“First of all, nice to see him handle all the game, the 105 minutes, because he had a tough week,” Silva revealed.

“10 days ago he got an injury in a training session, he just trained the last two days for the match. Nice to see him handle the game and to play and to be decisive again.

“It was an unlucky afternoon for us, for him, when he had two off the post. The first half off the post, great save from the goalkeeper, and a great, great header from himself. If that goes in the net it's going to be an unbelievable goal from himself.

“Even so, he kept the composure, he kept the trust in himself. We provided good chances for him – great, great goal from him, and great to see him scoring again and helping the team to get points. Much more to come from him.”

Source Geoff Pruce at Fulham FC
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