Bobby Zamora said Fulham’s come-from-behind win over Arsenal was a testament to the team’s resilience and insisted that reports of a row with manager Martin Jol had been blown up out of all proportion.
The England striker’s first Premier League goal in three months secured all three points for Fulham at the end of a pulsating London derby, which Arsenal had lead through Laurent Koscielny’s early header. Zamora felt the victory was a reward for Fulham’s hard work – and some strong home performances that hadn’t always been reflected in the final scoreline – and revealed that his long absence from the first team was due to a troublesome Achilles rather than a bust-up with Jol.
We’ve been working hard all season and haven’t got the home results we want but this caps all our hard work. My ankle and opposite Achilles have been playing up – I’ve had to have a jab in it to sort it out and hopefully it’s done it for a while.
We want to do well – the Manchester United game wasn’t like us at home (Fulham lost 5-0)…but the togetherness and resilience of the boys has shown tonight.
You press guys like to write whatever you want. A lot of it is blown out of all proportion – I’ve got a few years on my contract yet. A lot of it has been blown out of proportion. I am looking forward to playing well and scoring more goals