Clint Dempsey believes Fulham should take the positives from their 1-1 draw at Wigan as they continue to search for their first away win of the season.
Dempsey insists it will not be long before Fulham break their away-day hoodoo although it could be some time before they get a better chance than this.
At least they ended a dismal run of six straight defeats on the road dating back to the end of Chris Coleman’s reign.
Dempsey fired Fulham ahead early on but missed two opportunities to score again and Jason Koumas equalised from the penalty spot ten minutes from time.
Fulham did at least manage to cling on to a point to end a run of six straight defeats on the road, but they have still not won away from home for 20 matches in the Premier League.
Dempsey, who is happy with his own form, feels it will only be a matter of time before Fulham break their away-day hoodoo.
“I only had three chances and I scored one, so to me that is a good stat. I have to keep looking at the positives and I’m scoring goals right now.”
“We thought we might be on for a win so it’s disappointing, but we’ve got a point and that’s better than we’ve done the last few times away.
“If we look at the positives then we’ll be a better team for it. We can’t dwell on it and think ‘what if’, then we’ll just find ourselves in a hole.”
Though he thinks Fulham outplayed Wigan for long periods at The JJB Stadium, Dempsey was not too disheartened with the draw.
“I thought we were the better team and at least we ended up with something to show for it,” he explained.
“I don’t think people will be low but I don’t think people will be jumping around on the bus home either. It’s definitely a better feeling than losing though!”