Martin Jol refused to get carried away despite Fulham’s fine win at Bolton this afternoon – rejecting suggestions that his side could be on course for qualifying for Europe again.
The Fulham manager was delighted with his side’s performance at the Reebok Stadium and the fact that his team are safely moored in the top half of the table, but hoped their run-in will allow his team to build confidence at the end of his first season in charge.
We just want to play good football, you can’t really say we are playing for Europe, we have too many points to look at the bottom so we just want to look at getting a winning mentality. But today to win against them is quite good considering what confidence they had coming into the game. Considering it is our 49th game, we still look good.
It is pleasing, especially when you know they have three wins on the trot. They have to fight for their lives and it is a different sort of feeling and I am very satisfied.
I am pleased with all the guys, they played with two wingers and we did the same, and second half especially I was pleased, we earned the right to play our football. But I think we defended well and kept the ball well and you will create chances and score goals if you play good football.
Jol was also effusive in his praise for two-goal hero Clint Dempsey, who scored his 21st goal of another fine season.
If you consider he has scored most of his goals from a wide position, that is outstanding.