Fredericks: We Dominated

Monday 19 December 2016 16:30

Ryan Fredericks was not content with Fulham only taking a point from their meeting with Derby County on Saturday.

The Whites enjoyed much the better of the encounter, but our opponents – who had won their previous seven – scored their only shots on target to snatch a 2-2 draw at the Cottage.

“We’ve dominated the game for 90 minutes,” Fredericks told fulhamfc.com. “In the second half when we went 2-1 up, they never looked like scoring.

“We were really comfortable at the back, it’s just so disappointing that again it’s two mistakes that have led to two goals.

“It’s so frustrating, as we were such a dominant team, we had all the possession, all the shots, all the chances.

“The gaffer said their strength would be to try and soak up the pressure and counter, and try and be clinical with the one or two chances which they get, and that’s what happened. So it’s frustrating for us.

“It’s going to give us confidence, though, as Derby are on a good run, so for them to come here and us dominate them for the whole game, shows how good we are.”

The attacking right-back made Fulham’s equaliser against the Rams with a fine run and cross in stoppage time at the end of the first half, taking his assist tally to three in as many games.

“It’s what the gaffer wants from me,” Fredericks explained. “He wants to see shots and crosses from the full-backs, he wants us nice and high. I’ve been trying to do that recently so it was good to get another assist.

“There’s no better time to score than just before you go in for half-time. It gives the lads a bit of a boost so it was good to get that, it’s just a shame we didn’t go on and win it.

“We need to cut out some of our mistakes but we don’t really need to change anything about the way we’re playing. We’re dominating every game we play and once things start dropping for us I’m sure we’ll start soaring up the table.”

Floyd Ayité and Stefan Johansen’s efforts at the weekend means the duo have now netted eight goals between them in December.

“They’re both great players,” Fredericks stated. “They’ve both hit top form at a very important time of the season. It’s a busy period so long may it continue.”

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