Slavisa Jokanovic was left frustrated after his Fulham side continued their five match winless streak in a 1-1 draw with Derby at Craven Cottage.
The Whites took an early lead thanks to debutant Martin Olsson’s own goal, before a Craig Bryson volley levelled the score on the stroke of half-time.
Fulham were unlucky not to steal the win late on, after a rasping drive from Tom Cairney, and manager Jokanovic was left frustrated with the result.
The Fulham boss said: “We didn’t win the game. Today we competed very well, all the game.
“I’m happy with the first 45 minutes, we showed we could compete, we scored the goal, we tried playing a different way.
“Second half, we more or less continued to compete.
We tried to keep possession of the ball, then we start to be brave, and play football with the ball. We are improved.”
Fulham have failed to win since they beat Rotherham 4-1 in December, and are yet to win under the leadership of new manager Jokanovic.
But the signs are positive at Craven Cottage, and so too is the Serbian manager, as they eye up a derby win against Queens Park Rangers next weekend.
He added: “This is part of Fulham, this is part of the life.
“You keep going, and i believe I’m going to find my first victory next week against QPR. That is it – be positive.
“I believe all the football club – the staff, the fans, the players, they try help me. I expect the first win is going to be next weekend.”