Eyong's Assessment

Monday 29 April 2013 10:45

Eyong Enoh felt that Fulham didn’t do themselves justice in the weekend’s loss at Goodison Park.

The Whites failed to really test Tim Howard in the Everton goal as a 16th minute Steven Pienaar effort clinched the game, and Enoh admits his side are capable of better.

“For me, the disappointing thing on Saturday was not just the result, it was the way we played,” he told fulhamfc.com. “We were not very good – we didn’t play compact, they put us under pressure, we couldn’t play our game and get comfortable on the ball. That’s the disappointing thing for us, that we couldn’t play our game.

“Honestly, I think we have more quality than we showed on Saturday with the kind of experience we have. We should have shown a bit more character because each and every one of us didn’t really show that much.

“You want to win every game and get that momentum. We’ve got a spirit in the team to win all the time, but I think, for us, it’s been missing in the last few games and we’ll have to fight and make sure we get it in the next game.”

That next game sees Reading visit the Cottage at the weekend – their first match since relegation was confirmed – and Eyong has earmarked the clash against the Royals as the opportunity to get back on track.

“The last two home games we lost against Chelsea and Arsenal so it will be a very important game as we look to get back that confidence,” he said. “We want to make the fans smile again and for us, as a team, it’s important to get that next win because it’s been a while.”

And the combative midfielder will hope to be in contention for the match after an awkward landing towards the end of Saturday’s game saw him in some pain.

“I landed wrongly on my ankle,” Eyong explained. “It was the same one that I took a kick on before and I’ve twisted it again so it was quite painful and it was a little bit swollen. I just hope I recover from it as fast as possible.”