Pajtim Kasami has rubbished reports of unrest in the Fulham camp and leapt to the defence of manager Martin Jol.

The 19-year-old summer signing missed a spot-kick he shouldn’t have taken against Chelsea in the League Cup and was reportedly reprimanded and fined by manager Martin Jol. Jol’s decision to fine the young midfielder led to press stories claiming of discontent at Motspur Park.

The Switzerland under-21 international says nothing could be further from the truth.

“In the heat of the battle at Stamford Bridge I felt confident that I could score when we were awarded a penalty against Chelsea. I wasn’t fully aware that Orlando Sa was the designated penalty taker for this game, and it was my desire to help my team and that resulted in me stepping forward.

“In hindsight I made the wrong decision and I apologised to the manager immediately after the game, and we agreed it was a miscommunication. Any subsequent action taken against me is a confidential matter between me and the manager, and I am satisfied with the outcome and have no issues about it.

“As for this matter causing any unrest in the camp, these reports are utter rubbish and I am most disappointed that after such a fantastic win on Sunday, this story is making the wrong kind of headlines.”