Brede Hangeland believes Fulham are gradually getting better away from home but admits he’s hurting after their stoppage time defeat by Aston Villa yesterday.
Andreas Weimman’s injury-time winner harshly halted Fulham’s three-match winning run and jolted Martin Jol’s side down to tenth in the table. Hangeland sees signs of improvement on the road, but that’s scant consolation after a desperately disappointing defeat:
It’s disappointing not to have had more away wins. It’s always been the case as long as I’ve been here. But I think there are signs we’re putting it right, even if it just didn’t work out today.
That’s one of the worst things about football., to lose just before the end of the game. It’s our turn today, so we need to take that on the chin and put it right next weekend.
The first half was a poor performance. I thought second half, we did a bit better and it was more of an even contest and to lose just before time, like that, is devastating.
We spoke about [Villa’s poor home form] before the game, but we also spoke about the fact we haven’t won here before and that it’s always a difficult place to come. That was the case again today. We always knew, even though we’d won three games, that it would be difficult here and it proved to be a bad day for us. But we’ve got to just try and get on with it next week.