Slavisa Jokanovic was ‘disappointed with some parts’ of Fulham’s game despite the Whites claiming all three points thanks against Wigan Athletic in a five-goal thriller at Craven Cottage.
The Whites’ came from behind to seal a win that keeps their play-off hopes alive thanks to a first goal from Neeskens Kebano at the death, but their Serbian head coach was unhappy with what he described as basic errors that allowed the Latics to hold a half-time lead. Jokanovic was particularly damning of the defensive display and a lack of urgency from midfield that allow Wigan to look menacing on the counter attack.
He told his post-match press conference after the final whistle:
I can be proud of my team’s desire to score the goals to win the game, but from another side I was really disappointed with some parts of the game. We weren’t solid enough, we didn’t show a good enough attitude or desire to defend, or when we were playing without the ball, and this is an important part of football, too.
It’s not important that we have 73 per cent possession of the ball if you cannot fix the problem without the ball. This kind of present we gave them today is simply not acceptable. If we don’t improve this part of the game we cannot be successful.
I expect I’m going to find something different on Tuesday night [against Nottingham Forest] and we’re going to be still better in some parts of the game.
At the end we scored the third goal and we go home satisfied with the points, but I’m not satisfied with what we offered today. We are working so hard to be more solid and more competitive. I’m always after the clean sheet.
Today we made ourselves a bit nervous without any pressure from the opposition team. We weren’t strong enough to stop [Omar] Bogle – this kid pushed us and did some big damage to us. This is not acceptable and we need to stop this kind of situation.