Jazz Rues Missed Chances

Monday 10 August 2015 12:00

Jazz Richards felt Fulham should have taken all three points on Saturday afternoon at Cardiff City, having led the hosts until the latter stages.

Matt Smith had put the Whites in front but the team could not hang on for all three points in the Welsh capital.

“I think we came out strong, we dominated the game in the first half,” Richards said. “In the second half it evened out a little bit but with us going 1-0 up you’ve got to kill off the game and go and win it.

“Both keepers did well, both teams had chances, [but] ours were more clear and we’ve just got to go and finish them.”

Following a somewhat more promising start to the new campaign than the last, the 24-year-old is setting his sights high for the season, believing promotion is a realistic target.

“We’ve got to have belief in each other and belief in the team,” he explained. “We’ve got more than enough good players and it’s just about belief and going on and proving we can go and do it.”

The full-back joined the Whites this summer on a permanent deal following a successful loan spell from Swansea City last season, and has no regrets about leaving the Barclays Premier League.

“I’ve made the right choice leaving Swansea and joining Fulham,” he insisted. “I’ve been on loan to a few different clubs but coming to Fulham was definitely one of the better ones and it was an easy choice for me.”

The former Cardiff youth player also worked under Manager Kit Symons when on international duty with Wales, and that relationship helped Richards make the move to the capital.

“Kit’s a great manager and coach,” he stated. “And what he’s trying to put forward to the team is kind of similar to how Swansea do it, and that helped me make up my mind as well.”

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