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Fulham coach Marco Silva: Pleased with win

last updated Thursday 24th February 2022, 9:38 AM

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Fulham coach Marco Silva
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Despite acknowledging areas for improvement, Fulham coach Marco Silva was pleased to see Fulham return to winning ways against Peterborough United.

“As always, that is the main thing for us,” he said. “It doesn’t matter the position of our opponents in the table, it will always be a tough match.

“It is difficult to play against a team with nine or 10 behind the ball or inside the box. They sat back and waited for us to lose patience and make some mistakes.

“Slow first half and we were not so quick; to make the gaps we wanted to, you have to move the ball quicker. But we deserved to lead at half-time.

“To be honest I didn’t like the first 10 minutes of the second half, we gave them some chances and we were slow.

“They played around our box, but after the second [goal] the game became better. We moved the ball quickly, creating gaps and chances.

“Fantastic performance from their goalkeeper, he made some great saves and kept them in it.”

Fulham looked to be cruising towards three points, but Jack Marriott’s late effort ensured a tense finish.

“We made a mistake we cannot make at Championship level and we have to be more aggressive in that moment,” Silva explained. “They score a goal and they start to believe again.”

Aleksandar Mitrovic will claim the headlines after his brace took him to 33 goals for the season – a Championship record.

And while Silva was delighted for his number nine, he insists everyone is aware of the bigger picture.

“Mitro knows the main thing and goal for all of us,” he stated. “All the goals come as a consequence of us doing our jobs.

“The main thing about breaking the record is that it reflects our philosophy and is a consequence of us playing as a team, right from the very first game against Boro.

“He was really calm in the dressing room, of course he was happy and everyone congratulated him.

“What will make Mitro the happiest is what will come in May and that is the same as what the Football Club wants.”

Source Geoff Pruce at Fulham FC
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