Head Coach Martin conceded that the lads were 'a bit nervous' as Fulham committed more and more men into attack - including goalkeeper Tony Warner for a corner in added time - in a bid to find an equaliser.
Despite that pressure, Fulham didn't really create a chance in the latter stages - their best saw Tomasz Radzinski's close-range effort superbly blocked by Paul Robinson in the 53rd minute - as Jermain Defoe's seventh-minute goal proved enough for the three points at the Lane.
When you play at home, you need to get the confidence back from the crowd and I think we did that
"But we only scored one goal again. After the interval, we had three chances in two minutes and we should have scored - then you make it easy on yourself".
"Instead, we made it difficult on ourselves. The 1-0 was in our minds and we were a bit nervous because normally we are a good passing team but we didn't want to concede - it stayed that way until the end".
"But we proved that we are a very good team and with Aaron Lennon and Jermaine Jenas, we have very good prospects."
Martin Jol's only complaint was that we didn't kill Fulham off as a 1-0 win lifted us up to fourth in the Premiership on Monday night.