Slavisa Jokanovic was pleased with Fulham’s fighting spirit as his side claimed a point right at the death against Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon – and felt that Scott Malone’s stoppage time equaliser was the least his team deserved.
The Serbian head coach was aggrieved that the hosts weren’t awarded a first-half penalty for a foul on Stefan Johansen – especially after new directives were issued to the referees ahead of the start of the season.
It was one situation in the Sheffield Wednesday box where one player pulled the shirt of Stefan Johansen. I saw this situation and everyone in the stadium saw this. It must be some kind of change of rules. The rules say it is clearly a penalty.
They explained the change of rules. If they talk about this situation and then do not point to the penalty spot, I didn’t hear very well. I don’t want to be funny but it is a big mistake in a very dangerous moment for us. People care about important decisions.
Jokanovic feels that his side are much improved from the team that lost three times to Wednesday over the course of last season.
It was a fair result, we played very well and I’m really satisfied with some parts of the game. We did not surrender in any moment. They played the better football and closer to three points.
If we had played this game last year we would have lost 3-0. We did not offer our best performance but it was a small step where we are learning to compete.