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Fulham manager Marco Silva believes Fulham did enough to defeat Everton

last updated Tuesday 30th January 2024, 11:37 PM

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Fulham coach Marco Silva
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Fulham coach Marco Silva believes Fulham did enough to defeat Everton at Craven Cottage on Tuesday night.

The Whites had 25 efforts on goal, going closest when Timothy Castagne hit the bar and Tosin drew a fantastic save from Jordan Pickford.

Our visitors were not without their threat, but when asked if he was disappointed to take just one point from the game, Silva replied: “With the result, yes, I am disappointed.

“There were chances in both ends, I have to be honest, both teams had chances to score. Clearly, in my opinion, we were the most dominant team on the pitch. All the stats show that as well – the shots, corners, possession.

“We didn’t start so, so well, I think they started a little bit better than us. But from the moment that we started to settle our game and play in our way and start to build and create some moments, we started to be the dominant team on the pitch.

“We knew about their away form, their away record that is really good this season. Most of the points that Everton has right now came from the away games, and we knew that.

“Many, many times they were really strong with some counter-attacks or some set-pieces, and from these moments came the chances they created. But looking overall at the game, I think we created many, many chances to score.

“Second half we pushed them completely back, I think we were really dominant during the second half. Some good moments of football, we just missed putting the ball in the net, because I think we did create enough.

“The decision making in some moments has to be much better, to be more assertive, in some moments more calm in some decisions as well, because we were arriving in so many dangerous areas, so many times that we should have created even more chances and been more ruthless and clinical to finish the moments.”

The match saw Raul Jimenez and Issa Diop substituted, with Silva revealing that each player had felt his hamstring.

“Both came off with some hamstring issues there,” he explained. “Let's see how they are going to be in the next hours. They are going to be assessed by the medical department and let's see how they’re going to be.

“When you have some issues in the hamstring, it’s not a good sign. When you play three games in seven days, such intense games and all that stuff, you have always a risk there.

“In some moments it’s possible for us to rotate, but it's not been easy to rotate some players, too, and we have this type of risk that we have to take.”

Source Geoff Pruce at Fulham FC
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