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JOL LOOKING FOR KILLER INSTINCT

Posted on 28 September 2005  - 12:00

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.

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.

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."