Fulham are warning their Premiership rivals they are not going to be bullied into a relegation struggle.
Jean Tigana's team lost 2-1 at Everton and are now only five points above the relegation zone.
But they are refusing to change their attractive style of play and will try to toughen up for their remaining eight league games beginning with Tottenham next Sunday.
Assistant manager Christian Damiano said: "We have lost five Premiership games in a row now and we need some power and aggression.
"Staying up is all important and I think we are very close to that now."
Fulham lost on Saturday to goals from David Unsworth and Duncan Ferguson. Steed Malbranque pulled one back in the second half but it was not enough.