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Fulham coach Marco Silva not really happy with Fulham performance

last updated Wednesday 27th December 2023, 9:36 AM

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Fulham coach Marco Silva
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Fulham coach Marco Silva addressed the media following our 3-0 away defeat to Bournemouth on Boxing Day.

Since our back-to-back 5-0 wins in the Premier League, we have struggled to create and score goals, leading to questions around its symmetry with both Raúl Jimenez and Willian missing from the squad.

“It is not a coincidence that we have struggled since losing two of our best players in our attacking line,” Marco began. “That is a reality.

“Of course, I'm not here to find excuses to talk about, but Raul was in a very good moment, was scoring goals and really helping the team.

“And Willian, as you know, is a key player for us in the way we want to create and the way we want to build our attacking moments.”

Tuesday’s defeat to Bournemouth makes it two defeats in four days following what has been a very busy December for the Whites and Marco has not been satisfied with the performances that have come of late.

“I’m not really happy with our performance with some things I saw on the pitch,” he said. “Of course, last game was different because our first half was at a very good level.

“Before the Burnley goal, my feeling was that we were going to win that game.

“It didn’t happen that way and at this level teams punish you. If we don’t score goals, this is a consequence of that.

“We are missing two key players in our attack line, and we have to see.

“You have to keep working hard and we have to see what we can do next because this type of thing cannot happen when we miss one or two players.”

One of the talking points from the game involved Bernd Leno and one of the ballboys, something that Marco was asked about post-match.

“It’s clear he went to speak with the boy after, as a top professional he is and a really experienced player as well.

“He wanted to play quick, the ball boys were holding, I don’t know if it was an instruction to hold the ball to delay the beginning of the game again.

“I didn’t see him push the player; he touched the ball boy. They are different things. “

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