Martin Jol admitted he had sympathy for Wigan manager Roberto Martinez after his Fulham side stole all three points at the DW Stadium this afternoon.

The home side dominated much of the game but were beaten by strikes from Clint Dempsey and Moussa Dembele. Jol’s sympathy for Martinez, whose side have sunk to the bottom of the table after their eighth consecutive defeat, stems from the Dutchman’s assertion that Fulham were in a similar position against Everton last weekend.

It was totally different from the other games this season. Everybody felt we were in the wrong position (in the table), and Wigan have probably learned the same lesson that we have learned, that if you don’t score then you don’t get the points.

It was the same situation we had last week. They could have scored, then on the break we scored our goal. In the 89th minute we could have scored a winner twice, then Everton scored. That was an awful feeling and Wigan probably have the same feeling today.

You can watch a clip of Jol’s interview with Sky Sports News here.