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Fulham coach Marco Silva rues no shots in first half

last updated Wednesday 16th March 2022, 10:48 AM

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Fulham coach Marco Silva
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Marco Silva
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Fulham coach Marco Silva rued a poor first half from Fulham as we fell to defeat at the Hawthorns.

West Bromwich Albion’s winner actually came after the restart, but it was a first 45 to forget for the Whites as we failed to register a shot.

“It wasn’t good enough,” Silva acknowledged. “The first half, we weren’t here. It was just our shirts which were on the pitch first half, because we were not here.

“I don’t want to be unfair to West Bromwich, because they did their best and they deserved to win the match. But first half we were not on the pitch.

“We didn’t express ourselves, we didn’t play in our way. They did everything we were expecting, nothing new.

“Marek kept us in the game with some saves in the first half. Second half was a little bit different, we were more ourselves, although not with the quality that we’ve shown this season.

“We reacted after the goal, we started to play, we pushed them back. Okay, they sat back a little bit as well, but we started.

“We didn’t have a big number of chances but we had two or three dangerous moments, a big chance for Mitro that should equalise the game. But it was not enough.”

It’s now two-and-a-half weeks until Fulham’s next match, but Silva disagreed when it was put to him that the international period may have come at a good time.

“It’s come at a bad time, because I don’t like to go for a break with this feeling that we have after losing the game,” he explained. “Our players don’t like it as well, which is easy to understand as there’s big disappointment in our dressing room at the end of the match.

“They deserved the three points more than us, but what’s made the difference for us so far this season is the way we are reacting as a team.

“It’s good for us that we haven’t had a big number of bad moments, but every time when we have a bad performance or bad result, we are reacting in a fantastic way.

“This is what we have to do again.”

Source Geoff Pruce at Fulham FC
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