Roy Hodgson felt Fulham did enough to beat Tottenham at Craven Cottage this afternoon but had to reflect on several missed chances after an entertaining 0-0 draw.
In terms of clear-cut goal chances, I’d say we deserved to win that. I thought our first-half performance was really good and we were clearly better. Maybe with any luck we would have entered half-time in front.
Their goalkeeper made two or three very good saves and we scuffed one or two chances. The game evened out a lot more in the opening 30 minutes of the second half but we were back in the last 15 minutes.
Once again Gomes made a great save, as did Mark Schwarzer for us. You’d have to say of the two goalkeepers that Gomes was a lot busier than Schwarzer. Perhaps we were unlucky not to win but it was a good game between two good teams.
It’s nice to know we can match our more famous and expensive opponents. I was lying in bed this morning going through our financial situations.
I did a calculation in my head of how much this Spurs team cost to assemble, not lamenting but certainly comparing it to what it cost to put our side together. It’s a great credit to our club.
Hodgson praised defender Brede Hangeland for overcoming a knee injury that he sustained during the warm-up.
Hangeland did very well to play because he injured his knee when he slipped in the warm up. We decided to give it a go and he showed a lot of courage to get through it because he wasn’t himself.