Fulham defender John Arne Riise has insisted the Cottagers must get passed Wednesday’s 5-0 defeat to Manchester United and focus on their remaining games over the festive period.
The Norwegian insisted Martin Jol’s men must analyse where they went wrong in the clash with the Premier League champions, before picking themselves up for upcoming clashes with Chelsea, Norwich and Arsenal.
“We have to look at what we did wrong in this game on video, analyse and learn the lessons, then put it behind us and look forward because we have lots of games coming up,” he said.
“We have Chelsea on Sunday then Norwich and Arsenal, so we just have to look at what we did wrong, pick ourselves up fast and improve.
“We will lift our heads up, focus on the things we’ve done right in the last few weeks, work hard and stick together.”
The former Liverpool full-back admitted that the game was lost within the first half, with Danny Welbeck giving the visitors an early lead before Nani and Ryan Giggs compounded the scoreline going into the break.
“We played poorly in the first half, gave away three stupid goals and the game was really over after that,” he added.
“We were disappointed because we were up for it before the game, but the early goal put us on the back foot, they got the momentum and we never recovered.
“We decided at half-time just to go out and have a go – to show what we can do – and I think we did that.
“On another night we could have scored a few goals and gone some way to making up for the first half – maybe changed the game.
“Yeah, they scored two goals at the end, but it was the three silly goals in the first half that killed the game. We weren’t aggressive enough and it was a poor performance.”