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Fulham Head Coach Scott Parker insists morale remains high in the Fulham camp

last updated Friday 16th April 2021, 9:31 PM

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Fulham Head Coach Scott Parker insists morale remains high in the Fulham camp ahead of Sunday’s trip to Arsenal.

A late suckerpunch from Wolverhampton Wanderers gutted the Whites last week, but our Head Coach is ready to go again.

“It’s been a normal week,” he said. “This squad and this group of players have got a resilience about them, and we bounce back and we’re now looking forward to a London derby against a very good side in Arsenal, and hopefully we can get a result.

“Results-wise, we’ve hit a bit of a blip, but I’ve got to believe that we can win football matches in this division, against any team I believe we can get a result.

“We now need to get a run, we now need to win some games, starting at the weekend. That belief comes from what I see during the week, it comes from results we’ve managed to gain.

“While it’s been a difficult season, we’ve had some real good performances where we’ve looked solid and a very good side, and we need that to click in the next six.”

The way results have gone in the Premier League recently means that Fulham’s survival is not just in our own hands.

“We need to win some football matches, that’s the facts,” Parker stated. “For large parts this season I’ve always sat here and said we focus on ourselves.

“Of course we’re getting to that point now where you’re looking elsewhere as well, hoping that some other teams can slip up along the way.

“But, as always, if you’re not going to win football matches, or you don’t win enough, you’re always going to be in trouble.

“[We have] one main focus, which is us, let’s go and win this game on Sunday.

“Let’s got to the Emirates, put on a very good performance, a good display all round, but ultimately what we need to do is try and get a result.”

Fulham will be considerable underdogs at the weekend, but that was also the case when we went to the King Power Stadium, Goodison Park, and Anfield.

And Parker knows that those wins earlier in the campaign prove just what his side is capable of.

“Arsenal is a tough place to go, a good team on a good run at the moment,” he explained. “They’re a fantastic team with good quality, a team filled with extreme talent, and talent that can hurt you at any moment.

“But it was the same with Liverpool, with Leicester. While I understand that at any given moment you can be on the end of a bad result in this division, I also understand that we can put in performances that can win football matches, and that’s our aim.

“I’m still looking forward to every game we play. It’s an opportunity for us as a team to showcase our qualities.

“Football changes very quickly. I believe we can go to Arsenal and get a result, and then things always look much brighter, and certainly with the position we’re in currently, that will be the case.

“One focus, and that’s to go to Arsenal and try and get a result. We’ve trained relentlessly hard this week with one clear focus, and let’s see if we can manage to do that. “We’ve done that in the past this year when the chips have been down, when people haven’t expected us to get a result we’ve managed to do it, and that’s exactly how I see this weekend.”

Source Geoff Pruce at Fulham FC
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