Clint Dempsey says re-establishing Fulham’s bid for a place in the last 32 of the Europa League was the primary motivation ahead of last night’s win over Wisla Krakow, but getting some revenge for their disappointing defeat in Poland was a nice bonus.
Martin Jol’s side stormed to a 4-1 win at Craven Cottage thanks to an early strike from Damien Duff, two terrific goals from Andy Johnson and a late Steve Sidwell effort. Dempsey was pleased with the many of Fulham’s victory:
It was to get the points. Revenge was a bonus, showing the team what kind of quality we do have. I thought we did that and the most important thing is that we got the points to help us get out the group stage.
It was a good game. We would have preferred not to have conceded and kept a clean sheet. It was good for some players to get some goals and some assists, which I think will help us going forward.
At home we always try and take the game to our opponents. I think we play a good style of football. We had good movement in the midfield and up front, while our outside backs were overlapping so we had chances and our players stepped up for us.