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Jokanovic confused by the Referee

last updated Thursday 22nd February 2018, 9:15 AM

Fulham Football Club

Fulham Coach Slavisa Jokanovic
Fulham Coach
Slavisa Jokanovic
Slavisa Jokanovic
Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic felt Fulham’s meeting with Bristol City was “a great battle” between two contrasting styles at Ashton Gate.

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s first goal for the Club was cancelled out by a Bobby Reid strike, meaning the Whites remain two points above our rivals in the Play-Off positions.

“We faced a different kind of football game, it was a great battle,” Jokanovic stated. “They were really solid, strong, bordering on the limit.

“In my opinion it was sometimes over the border of the limit but that was not the opinion of the referee. I must respect this.

“Sometimes I was a little bit confused about the rules, what is a foul and what is not.

“In the end I cannot complain, all credit to Bristol City, they play a different way to us, and both teams were close to winning three points; us with our weapons, them with their little bit different weapons.

“In some moments it was like a kind of rugby game; so many pushes, so many situations where I was a little bit confused about what the limits were in this battle, and what is over the limit.”

The result means Fulham are still without defeat in the Sky Bet Championship since the middle of December, and Jokanovic was pleased to keep the run going.

“We must be satisfied with this point,” he said. “We didn’t find enough space, like an important Premier League team [Manchester United] didn’t find in this stadium [in the EFL Cup].

“We always come to try and win three points, we didn’t do it today but there are many games ahead of us and we must be ready for the next challenge.

“We have good momentum. Our unbeaten run is now 11 games and we need to be confident and we need to trust in ourselves and try and play our style.

“We tried today, we weren’t successful like we were in some games in the past, but we showed personality to try and follow our style, try and move the ball, but it wasn’t easy for us.”

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