Martin Jol paid credit to Fulham’s ‘great spirit’ after his side come from two goals down to grab an unlikely point against Manchester City this afternoon.
Jol’s side seemed dead and buried after two Sergio Aguero strikes looked set to prolong City’s perfect start to the new campaign but Fulham replied with goals from Bobby Zamora and captain Danny Murphy to secure their third draw of the season.
We showed great spirit to comeback. We did different things in the second half better and maybe we were a little unlucky not to have scored more than two goals.
Although we wanted to put pressure on the Manchester City midfield, we couldn’t handle Yaya Toureand Gareth Barry in the middle of the park, so that was the problem, but we put more pressure on them in the second half.
We tried to get different players on the ball and we had nothing to lose, so that sometimes helps. To fight back against a team like City is unbelievable. If you get a bit of control and take the initiative, it helps.
Jol had special words of praise for Zamora.
He is capable of scoring out of nothing and that is what we need and that’s what we need every game. If you ask him what is your best foot, he would say both feet. He had a shot in the first half which went over the roof but he will try, he’s a confident player and what he did with the goal really helped us because it brought us back into the game.
The Dutchman hopes his first league win is just around the corner too.
That’s the only thing. We need the points and we have played three home games and got three draws. We’ve been a bit unfortunate, but I’m sure it will come.