Kasami's Critique

Monday 26 August 2013 09:01

Pajtim Kasami was left to rue his side’s lack of ruthlessness up front, as Fulham slipped to a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday afternoon.

The Whites appeared to match Arsene Wenger’s men for the majority of the game, but the Gunners’ clinical finishing ultimately proved the difference between the sides.

“It was maybe a bit harsh on us but it was quite a hard game and obviously we’re disappointed with the result,” he told fulhamfc.com. “You would probably have to say that Arsenal’s cutting edge was the difference. 

"After they went 1-0 up, we had a couple of chances and could have scored, but we didn’t take those chances and, in the end, were made to pay for that.”

Kasami was joined in the starting line-up by fellow attacking midfielders Adel Taarabt and Damien Duff, and with Steve Sidwell and Scott Parker providing the tenacity in the deeper roles, the Switzerland Under-21 international expressed his pleasure at the variety of styles now boasted in the Fulham midfield.

“We have got a good blend of different styles in there,” Pajtim said. “We’re a very strong team and then up front you of course have Darren Bent and everyone knows what he is capable of – he’s a well known striker and we all know how good he is and I think he will help us a lot this season.

"Now we just have to forget about the Arsenal game and just keep looking forward to the next match."

The 21-year-old has played every minute of Fulham’s season so far, and having already scored the winner in our opening match, he’s naturally pleased with the minutes he’s accruing in a Fulham shirt.

“Of course the Sunderland and Arsenal results were completely different,” he said. “But personally I’m happy with my development and how I’m doing. I’m just continuing to work hard and I’m always looking forward to the next game.”