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Jokanovic believes Fulham made a great effort

last updated Saturday 18th August 2018, 10:59 PM

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Fulham Coach Slavisa Jokanovic
Fulham Coach
Slavisa Jokanovic
Slavisa Jokanovic
Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic believes his Fulham side made a great effort against Tottenham Hotspur, but didn't have the power needed to take anything from the game.

Spurs dominated the early proceedings and took the lead through a stunning Lucas Moura strike, as Jokanovic's side looked nervy in possession at Wembley Stadium.

Kieran Trippier was allowed too much space on Fulham's left and it was from there that the first goal came, but the side rallied during the break and came out a much better side in the second half.

They started to dominate the ball more and they got their rewards when Aleksandar Mitrovic opened his Fulham Premier League account, nodding home from Ryan Sessegnon's cross.

But Spurs got back on top and scored two more quality goals through English duo Trippier and Harry Kane, with the Cottagers never looking like getting back into the game once the second went in.

But Jokanovic believes his side competed well against a top side in Spurs, but didn't have enough power to come back from the crucial moment of going 3-1 down.

He said: "It's Premier League, everything is tough and at the end it's strange for us because my team made a great effort and we push hard and we are competing well.

"We find problems which are normal through the game, Spurs compete well and press us strong and we didn't find, especially in first 45 minutes, to combat and at the end they score this psychological goal in a complicated moment for us and we start second half well.

"This is probably our best moment in the game, we take over the possession and we start to move the ball and create chances and score the goal.

"We have the opportunity to score the second too, at the end they show the quality and after the free kick they score one goal and immediately after this score twice.

"It wouldn't be easy for us to come back and it was probably the crucial moment in the game where they killed the game after the third goal and we didn't have the power to come back."

Source Ryan O'Donovan at football.london
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