Coming a little late to this but Rufus Brevett did an interview with talkSPORT yesterday on the festive football and suggested that Fulham should do more to get the best out of Bobby Zamora.
It was always on the cards. They’ve had their ups and downs – I’m not too sure what’s gone on there, it’s obviously not been happening for him, but he’s brought back and he’s repaid him with the winner. It’s a result that Fulham really needed because they were beginning to look down and as opposed to looking up.
I’ve played with Bobby. I know what he can do and what he can’t do and he’s come on leaps and bounds in the last two or three years for Fulham. He’s got an England call-up. They’ve got to play to his strengths: and I think if you do that, you’re going to have a happy Bobby Zamora and you’re going to have goals from him as well.
Only Zamora and Jol know what’s gone on between the two of them but, judging from the former’s response in his interviews last night, it’s not so serious as to threaten his Fulham future. What I did find interesting was the evidence of an evolution in the way Fulham were playing with Zamora in the side last night. There wasn’t as much as urgency to hit Zamora early with a forward ball and he’s actually a lot better on the floor than people give him credit for. There were also signs of a promising understanding with Bryan Ruiz at times against Arsenal and indications that Zamora perhaps won’t be as inhibited by Jol’s 4-3-2-1 as we had first thought.