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Fulham Head Coach Scott Parker: Proud of overall performance

last updated Thursday 18th February 2021, 1:00 PM

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Fulham Head Coach Scott Parker
Fulham Head Coach
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Fulham Head Coach Scott Parker was disappointed his Fulham side were unable to hold onto their narrow lead, but was proud of his team’s overall performance following the 1-1 draw with Burnley on Wednesday night.

After taking a lead early in the second half through Ola Aina, Ashley Barnes hit back quickly to ensure the spoils were shared at Turf Moor.

Despite having to return home with one point, Parker was pleased his side were able to show a different side to them and combat a dangerous Burnley outfit.

“I thought we showed another side to us tonight,” Parker reflected. “I think we knew we would have to show that.

“The game was always going to be very different to our last game versus Everton in terms of how the game is and plays out.

“The ball was out of play a lot, there were a lot of fouls, a lot of stop-start.

“Burnley are a very well organised team. They always put you under constant pressure. Certainly in terms of showing our side it was going to be difficult tonight.

“I thought in the first half we struggled a little bit. But the second half we changed it around and I think that helped us. We got our noses in front.

“I am then a little bit disappointed that we didn’t hold onto that lead a little bit longer. We made a couple of mistakes. But in saying that, as the game developed, we got a foothold back in the game and had some big chances.

“We have a young team here, I had 20 years as a player. I understood what this game would be like.

“To get a result here, whether it is a point or three points, you have to show something more as a team. We did that, and we got the point.”

With the draw, Fulham moved to within six points of Newcastle United.

The Head Coach wants focus to immediately turn to Sheffield United this coming Saturday and for his side to keep racking up the points and keep the momentum building.

“This is a massive game for us now,” he said. “We went into this week full of confidence.

“We have got four points so far and we look ahead to Sheffield United looking to win the game.

“Let’s go win this game. Let’s go and beat Sheffield United. Let’s take seven points this week.

“That would be a massive week for us. The gap has narrowed to six points.

“This team is going in the right direction. Our main focus is us and how we perform. But of course our focus is to reel in those above us.

“We are competitive in this league. Every game we play I feel like we can win. My team can get results in this division and we have proven that.

“Let’s keep racking up these points and see where it takes us.”

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