Roy Hodgson said that Fulham’s fine 3-0 win over Manchester United gave him ‘an awful lot of pleasure’.
The home side were rampant at Craven Cottage and wasting little time building on Danny Murphy’s first half strike after the break. Bobby Zamora doubled the lead and Damien Duff added a late third to stun the champions.
It gives us an awful lot of pleasure. We were fortunate in that we played against a very wounded United but we couldn’t do more than try to take advantage of that.
The reward is a result of the hard work we put in week after week in training and matches – it’s not just because we hyped ourselves up for one superhuman effort.
Hodgson, who was furious to have been quoted suggesting that Fabio Capello should consider calling up Bobby Zamora, said his in-form forward still has a way to go before being thought of as a potential member of England’s World Cup squad.
Before Bobby gets seriously considered for an England call-up he has a lot of work to do. But if Fabio Capello wants to look at him he knows where he is.
I will never push a player in the direction of a national team coach but if he needs any information on Bobby I’m happy to help out.