Roy Hodgson was pleased to end Fulham’s dismal run with a hard-fought win over Portsmouth at Craven Cottage last night.
Fulham’s performance was patchy against the Premier League’s bottom club but, after five games without a win, it was the points that mattered. On-loan midfielder Jonathan Greening popped up with the winning goal on 75 minutes.
Tonight’s victory was a crucial one for us, it was a little bit of a make-or-break. If you go to a sixth defeat at home to Portsmouth it’s hard to get your season back on track.
To win was the all-important thing. I’ve seen us play better, but I’ve seen us play better and take nothing so I will be quite happy and be grateful for the three points.
I’ve got to say it was a fairly fortunate victory, but I think I can put that into context with all the rather unfortunate defeats we’ve had lately where we haven’t really deserved the results we’ve got. It was good to get the three points and get to the 30 point mark.
It was a good performance from Portsmouth and I can imagine Avram Grant must be absolutely devastated not to get anything from the game but I know how he feels because I have been in that position once or twice myself recently.
Our problem at the moment is all the injuries. It really is the worst injury crisis I think I’ve experienced as a manager. To lose six players from last year’s team, it’s so difficult to replace that. I think we are doing pretty well with all the injuries we’ve had.