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Fulham Coach Marco Silva pleased but frustrated

last updated Monday 09th August 2021, 3:20 PM

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Fulham manager Marco Silva
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Marco Silva
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Fulham Coach Marco Silva saw a lot that pleased him in Fulham’s draw with Middlesbrough, but was frustrated we couldn’t get the second goal needed to kill the game.

The Whites dominated their opponents and took a deserved lead through Harry Wilson’s debut strike, but the visitors earned a point with their only shot on target.

“We had some good moments, I took positives, it was frustrating we didn’t get the result we wanted and I thought we deserved, but that’s football,” Silva said.

“At this level, when you have chances to be more clinical, the second goal would’ve made us more comfortable and made things more difficult for our opponents.

“We started the second half well, after the first half where we were the dominant team on the pitch. We didn’t get clear chances every time, but the goal was a good example.

“Second half, I told them we should start strong again and try to score the second goal. We should’ve scored, but it’s football. The game is always open.

“In the end, we had a good performance. The last 15 minutes after the goal, we didn’t play the way we wanted to play.

“In general, the commitment and attitude was there. We had some good moments, and it was frustrating in the end.”

He continued: “Our fans deserved the three points because they created a very good atmosphere in the stadium.

“What’s missing is clear. We should’ve scored the second goal and been more clinical.

“They had one chance during the whole match, and they scored. We should’ve been more assertive in that moment.

“It’s a long journey for all of us, it’s a big fight. Now, we analyse this one and prepare for the next one and nothing more.”

Wilson needed less than half an hour to show the Fulham faithful what he’s all about, but his Head Coach is sure there is plenty more to come.

“It was a good moment, the finish was very good, the decision he made in that moment,” he stated. “Since the beginning of the moment, the way we moved, it was good from our squad.

“Of course, the finish was very good from Harry. He did well. He looks very fit, but I’m 100 per cent sure he’ll improve.

“He hasn’t had a full pre-season and came late to start work with us. In the future, you’ll see more good things from him.”

Source Geoff Pruce at Fulham FC
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