Kvist Upbeat, Despite Defeat

Thursday 13 February 2014 10:15

William Kvist insisted Fulham could be proud of their performance against Liverpool on Wednesday night, despite the ‘heartbreaking’ late winner for the Reds.

Kvist, handed his third successive league start for the Whites, was part of an impressive Fulham display against the in-form Merseyside outfit.

Twice Fulham led, only to be pegged back on each occasion, before a last-minute penalty from Steven Gerrard earned Liverpool a 3-2 win at the Cottage.

“It’s very disappointing but I’m proud of the way we played,” Kvist told the official website. “We were playing against the in-form team and we searched for the possibilities in the opposing half.

“We created some chances and we kept the ball a bit better than against Manchester United on Sunday. That was an important thing for us and I think we got our shape right defensively, and our challenge and our next step is to be able to keep the ball a bit more, not just doing counter-attacks.

“I’m proud of the performance despite the fact that it’s so disappointing to lose. In our situation we’re always disappointed to lose such a game where we were in front because every point counts. It’s heartbreaking to lose like that but in the squad we have a lot more faith and confidence in the team and we’re looking forward. We’ve still got many games where we have more opportunities and possibilities to get three points, so the season is not over, not at all.”

Fulham have 12 more games to secure survival in the Barclays Premier League but Kvist believes that similar performances to the ones produced against Manchester United and Liverpool will bode well for Rene Meulensteen’s side.

“As a team, we’ll get our heads together and then start once again,” said Kvist. “I think we can come out of this game with our heads high and chests forward because we played a good game and I think there were positive signs for the next coming games, certainly. I can promise you that we will give everything we have over the last couple of months.”

The Whites aren’t in action again until the trip to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday 22nd February and Kvist feels the break will be beneficial to the Fulham squad ahead of the end-of-season run-in.

He said: “We have new players, I’m a new player and we have others as well and we’re improving every day at the Training Ground as a team. The next week will do us good to be really ready to go to West Brom and get three points, no doubt about it.”