Rams disappoint Goma

Saturday 25 August 2001

Alain Goma says he was disappointed with the way in which Derby County approached Saturday's game at Craven Cottage.

Fulham's £4 million defender went off during the first half and sat in the dug-out, frustrated like the supporters that his team were unable to break down a resolute Rams defence saying:

"It was difficult to play our usual game today. They came to draw and it was tough finding any space to play in."

"The heat was too much today. We needed to break then down at the back and the heat did not help.

"This type of team is difficult to play. They didn't come for anything other than a point and that makes it hard. We need to be able top lift ourselves to another level."

Goma added that he hoped to make a swift return to the Fulham side which will come as a relief to Jean Tigana.

"I think I've broken a few fibres in my thigh.

"I felt a muscle go a little but hopefully its nothing too serious. We have a game in two weeks at Charlton and I would hope make that without any problems."