Martin Jol was waxing lyrical about the quality of Fulham’s finishing after they put four past Wisla Krakow at Craven Cottage this evening.
The Fulham manager was delighted with the result, which puts his side on course to finish second to FC Twente in Group K, and reserved special praise for striker Andy Johnson, who grabbed another two goals to continue his fine form in the Europa League.
We scored early so that was good but then we lost the ball in midfield [and they scored]. That said, we scored some great goals. The second goal was amazing and the third one was a clever one.
If you could come up with ideas like that every week you would be like Real Madrid in the golden days. I think sometimes it is nice to see them do something in training and it comes on in the match.
We have played some good football this season. The only problem is the nil-nils and the one-alls, with three draws at home. Even last week if we had won [against Everton] we would be in a nice position in the top 10.
Today you could say we were very efficient because normally we create eight or nine chances and we score one goal and today we were different.
Jol had even a pop at Sven-Goran Eriksson, when asked if Johnson could be included in Fabio Capello’s thought should be continue scoring.
Johnson for England? What, are they going to play him out on the right like they did before? If you keep on scoring everyone says you should be in the England team but, for me, as a second striker he is one of the better ones.
He scored a hat-trick against QPR and if he could do that every game it would be unbelievable but we are not doing that. It was nice to see him score goals because his second goal was completely different to his first so that is good for a striker. It gives him a lot of confidence.