Martin Jol was delighted to see things finally click for Fulham as they recorded their first league win of the season with an emphatic dismantling of QPR.
The Whites won the west London derby 6-0 with Andy Johnson bagging his first Premier League hat-trick.
I felt we played very well from the start. I’m very satisfied. We created a lot of chances and today, Andy Johnson put the ball into the back of the net.
Remember that both Johnson and Zamora were both out injured, so it was nice to see them play together well. That is what Johnson is capable of and that’s what I said at the start of the season. He’s quick, he wants to work and he’s a team player and now he proves that he can score goals as well and that is good.
Jol denied being worried by a disappointing start, insisting he always remained confident that a win was around the corner.
No, I always said there is a line between success and failure and this is what we did today. Probably, scoring six goals is maybe too much in a Premier League match but on the other hand we should have scored so many goals before in other matches.
The Fulham boss also denied reports in a Sunday newspaper of a rift between himself and Bobby Zamora.
I feel if you leave players at home and if you rotate like we did against Chelsea or you leave them at home, maybe because of illness, maybe you drop them, it doesn’t matter, they can talk to their agents and come up with two or three stories every week.