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Fulham Head Coach Scott Parker says result is key

last updated Monday 03rd February 2020, 12:00 PM

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Fulham Head Coach Scott Parker

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Fulham Head Coach Scott Parker thinks lessons can be learnt from Fulham’s 3-2 victory over Huddersfield Town.

Three goals with little more than half an hour played appeared to have the game wrapped up, but the visitors nabbed two soft goals before the break to ensure a nervy second half.

“First and foremost, the result is key,” Parker stated. “I was pleased with the first 35 minutes, but then we took our foot off the pedal.

“We had got ourselves into that position of being 3-0 up and in any football match that can come back and bite you. I felt we dropped our intensity and the game became too easy for them.

“The first two times Huddersfield entered our box they scored two goals and then had something to chase down.

“At 3-0 they looked dejected, and I thought we should have put them to the sword, so I was a little bit disappointed.

“The way we saw the game out is a positive, but certainly there are lessons that we can learn from today’s game.

“I feel like we’re growing as a team. At the beginning of the season this game probably ends in a draw. Like I said, there were some disappointing bits, but we got the result and we move on.”

Aleksandar Mitrovic made a welcome return following an ankle injury, and scored what proved to be the winner.

“He’s done very well,” Parker said. “He only started training with us on Thursday and has been working hard these last few weeks.

“He’s played 90 minutes today and got his goal and also showed his quality towards the end of the game.

“He’s done the work needed over the last week and put a great performance in today, so fair play to Mitro.”

Another key performer was Marek Rodak, who made six excellent saves in the second half to keep Huddersfield at bay.

“He had nothing to do in the first half apart from pick the ball out of his net and touch the ball with his feet a couple of times,” Parker said. “When he was called upon in the second half he showed composure and made some amazing saves.”

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