JOL LEFT DISAPPOINTED

Body: 

The Fulham manager Martin Jol has said that he is extremely disappointed with the late equaliser the team conceded in the match against Southampton during the weekend.

Fulham were playing against the Premier league newcomers Southampton at the St Marys stadium looking to continue the new-found confidence when it comes to away matches. Fulham had just won the away match against Wigan after a long time. However, it was Southampton who made the better start of the match after opening the scoring in the first half. Fulham then showed remarkable character to score two goals to lead the match going into the final few minutes of the encounter.

The home team were attacking with everything and they got the rewards with a late equaliser. In fact, Fulham had managed to take the lead only a few minutes later through the former Sunderland defender Kieran Richardson.

Southampton managed to equalise the match 2 min later in the 90th minute to goals from José Fonte. The Fulham manager Martin Jol has expressed his disappointment of conceding this late equaliser, which has denied his team the opportunity to return to Craven cottage with three points. As a result of this draw, Fulham remain closer to the 10th position in the table.

"I wasn't pleased with either goal but I was very pleased with the resilience and character. We did better in the second half. We stood up and played like we always did before. We put them under pressure and created more. Our better players had the ball and we played football. It was 100 per cent a free-kick and I know as I remember I thought 'now we are fine, now we have the ball and the pressure is gone," said the Fulham manager after the match. Fulham now have 10 points on the board from seven matches.

Tags: 
Jol