Head Coach Reaction
Saturday 17 February 2018 17:55
Slaviša Jokanović was happy with his side’s overall performance, as the Whites picked up their seventh consecutive win at Craven Cottage.
“We scored two goals and we could’ve scored more,” said Jokanović.
“Normally, I complain about missing a second goal, but today we missed a third. In the end, we must satisfied with our performance. I believe we played a very good game of football, but in the end, it’s only three points.
“In the first-half, we couldn’t find a way to connect with our full-backs, but we changed our shape, tried something a little different and showed a better face in the second-half. We have enough experience from losing points against Bolton.
“We can’t think the job is done, because it’s not. We’re fifth in the Championship and we must show solidarity and work together. We will need whole the squad and if we push together in the same direction, we can think about positive things.
“Right now, we need to rest, prepare for the next step and fight to find our best performance.”
Ryan Sessegnon opened the scoring with a sublime effort and Fulham’s Head Coach was quick to praise the young player.
“Sessegnon is an extremely talented player and we must push him in the right direction,” explained Jokanović.
“He has definitely improved over the season and I expect he will improve in the future. He’s a very important player within my team and my squad.
“We are satisfied with his performance today as he scored and important goal but he must push himself and try and improve each game.”
Fulham’s Head Coach also acknowledged the contribution of Aleksandar Mitrović, who impressed on his first start for the Whites.
“Although he didn’t score, Mitrović had a very good game for us,” said Jokanović.
“He held the ball up very well and a positive impact on the game. His movement for the first goal allowed space for Sessegnon to score an important goal. He was unfortunate not to play for many months, we expect we can help him to be in better shape for the upcoming games.”