Head Coach Reaction

Saturday 10 February 2018 17:55

Slaviša Jokanović believed his side created enough chances to win the game, but that they just weren’t able to find that one clinical moment as Fulham and Bolton split the points on a wintry evening in the Northwest.

Fulham took the lead in the fourth minute through Matt Targett’s first ever professional goal, but Adam Le Fondre’s dipping 61st-minute equaliser ensured the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

When asked if he was disappointed or satisfied with a draw, Jokanović was noncommittal. “It’s part of football,” the Head Coach said. “We came here with the intention to win the game.”

“We opened the game well,” he continued. “We scored one goal, but we could have scored two.

“We dominated the game, especially in the first half. From one moment in the second half, they scored their goal, and then they played the game they wanted to play.”

“You cannot dominate for 90 minutes every game,” Jokanović said, referring to his team’s recent run of good form. “We didn’t play a perfect game, but we still made enough chances to win the game.

“We created many chances and tried to find some sort of benefit with our substitutions. We tried to find Aboubakar Kamara and Aleksandar Mitrović with the ball. 

“But in the end, we tried a lot of chances, but we couldn’t score. That’s it,” Jokanović lamented.

“They scored a fantastic goal. We tried, but we just couldn’t score a second goal.”

Jokanović ended on an encouraging note. “At the end,” he said, “we created enough chances in the first and the second halves to win the game.

“We got only point today, but we have be ready and keep going for the next game.”