Skip to main content

News

  • MARTIN STAYS POSITIVE
Subscribe to newsfeed 

MARTIN STAYS POSITIVE

Posted on 17 September 2006  - 12:00

Martin Jol was determined to focus on the positives after the goalless draw against Fulham on Sunday.

Martin Jol was determined to focus on the positives after the goalless draw against Fulham on Sunday.

We dominated play just about from the first to last whistle but couldn't find the breakthrough against a solid Fulham defensive line.

Teemu Tainio drove just wide, Mido hit the frame of post and crossbar, Pascal Chimbonda had a header cleared off the line and Jermaine Defoe's low drive was tipped aside by Antti Niemi in the pick of the chances.

However, Niemi's goal remained intact and the Premiership points were shared.

Boss Martin reflected: "To say I'm disappointed would be an understatement but we have to take the positives out of this game.

"Fulham defended in numbers, it was our third game this week and we realised as soon as we failed to score an early goal that it was going to be a difficult afternoon.

"I still feel the lads tried everything - Zokora, Chimbonda, Ledley King at the back all did well, we were fine defensively and kept another clean sheet.

"Fulham did well but having said that, we were a little unfortunate as well.

"Teemu had a good chance, Mido hit the frame of the goal, Chimbonda had a good header off the line and we could have scored without playing well and then after United, after Prague, we would have had three points on the board.

"Instead, it's a little disappointing because we wanted to win at home after Everton, but we needed to put those chances away."