Lawrie Sanchez likened his Fulham team to James Bond after snatching a draw against Tottenham.
Spurs were ahead from the 11th minute until the 90th when Diomansy Kamara’s acrobatic overhead kick dipped over Paul Robinson to earn a point for the hosts.
“You see the James Bond films when they don’t kill him, and you say to yourself ’Kill him,’” said Sanchez. “He comes up and finishes them off.
“It’s a similar story in life, you never give people the chance and they gave us a chance to get back in it.”
“Fulham fans don’t expect to beat big teams like Arsenal, but they expect the side to give everything they have got.
The Berbatovs and Keanes of this world are at the top of their game and there will be times when you are out of it. But it showed that hard graft can get you some reward.”
“We went brave and they went defensive — and bravery won the day.”
Sanchez knows exactly what Tottenham coach Jol is going through right now. He added: “Unless you have been in the job, I don’t think you can possibly realise what Premier League management puts you through physically, and mentally.
“I’ve had times when people have been calling for my head.
“They don’t realise how it affects you, your family, your children. I know just how Martin felt at the final whistle.
“I was crestfallen at Arsenal when they scored in the last minute. I was crestfallen at Middlesbrough when we didn’t get a goal we should have had.
“That is football management and sometimes I do ask myself why we do it.”
Goals from Younes Kaboul and Dimitar Berbatov put Spurs in control, but Clint Dempsey gave the hosts hope with a header from a corner.
Gareth Bale extended the lead, but the turning point came when Robbie Keane, creator of two Spurs goals, was taken off for Jermain Defoe.“In hindsight you could say I should have left Robbie on. But, on the other hand, I don’t think Robbie had the best of games,” said Jol.
Fulham midfielder Steven Davis added, “Keano’s always a clever player, he causes teams problems in the little hole there, so he did us a favour in going off.”
Alexey Smertin’s deflected effort set up the thrilling finale, capped by Kamara’s effort.
Kamara said, “I am not 100% fit, but it’s nice when I score a beautiful goal, for me and the team, this is so important.”