Martin Jol is taking nothing for granted after his Fulham side built up a solid 3-0 lead following the first leg of their Europa League qualifier against NSI Runavik.
Damien Duff, Danny Murphy and Andy Johnson got Jol’s Craven Cottage reign off to a winning start but Jol wants to ward off complacency ahead of the second leg next Thursday.
If I say [it is job done], you will tell everyone I said the job was done so I will say it’s a good score. We started off brightly the first five minutes and then it was difficult to find the spare man up front.
The second half was better. If there was no possibility to play it up to Andy or Bobby [Zamora] you have to play down the flanks and the second half was better.
Jol isn’t worried by the prospect of playing two games in a week this early in the club’s pre-season preparations.
If we were playing on Sunday, for example, it would be a problem, but we don’t have another game for a week. We will use a principle of tapering off, so we will meet again on Sunday – maybe Monday.
Bobby Zamora is fit but, of course, he is not completely fit. But I think 80 per cent of the players are not completely fit. But to be match fit now it will take a couple more weeks. It is possible that we may use some youngsters for the second leg.
Yes [it is early] but on the other hand all the other teams will play their first friendly game soon. You have to approach it as a serious game but if you play a friendly game you do that after six or seven days and that’s exactly what we did today so I don’t think it has a big difference.