An angry Chris Coleman castigated his side after Fulham’s wretched display at Wigan Athletic saw them go out of the League Cup at the hands of the Latics for the second year in succession.
The Fulham boss was furious that none of his fringe players took their opportunity to impress after he made changes following the 2-2 draw with Manchester City and felt the Whites were lucky not to lose by more than Nathan Ellington’s winner seventeen minutes from time at the JJB Stadium.
“That was a major disappointment. There are no positives I can take from that performance. We got what we deserved which is nothing. I left a few of the lads out who played on Saturday, but the bottom line is we had enough experience and quality in that team to do a lot better than we did.
“It was not about team selection. It was the performance, which was just not good enough. We lacked effort, togetherness and that is the first time I have witnessed that since I took this job on. Hopefully, I won’t witness that too often in the future.
“We were not unlucky. It was Wigan who were unlucky not to beat us by more. If we had come away 3-0 losers then I could not have complained because they were a much better team.”