Marco Silva still sees significant room for improvement from his Fulham side after the Whites moved to the top of the Championship by beating Hull City 2-0 this afternoon.
Fulham triumphed courtesy of first half goals from Aleksandar Mitrovic and teenage midfielder Fabio Carvalho, but their Portuguese head coach felt the victory fell short of the standards he wants from his side. Silva told his post-match press conference:
“I’m happy with the three points, because we asked our players before the game to aim for the target of the third win in a row, with the first home win as well. If you achieve that, I’m happy. It wasn’t the best performance to be honest with you. In this competition, with the level that you are, it was not the perfect performance that we had against Millwall.
We have to play to win football matches. Today, we won the game because we were the best team on the pitch. After our first goal we saw confidence and controlled the game better, in the way we wanted. Antonee Robinson is in our model, in our way to play. It was his best performance this season.”
Silva’s side had to weather several injury setbacks this afternoon – with two of his first choice back four being forced off before half time – and Kenny Tete’s hamstring strain could curtail to his strong start to the season.
It’s too soon to be sure about it. I’m waiting for the feedback from the medical staff. Tim doesn’t look really serious; it was a knock in that moment. Kenny could be unfortunately more serious, a muscular injury, we don’t know. Fabio twisted his ankle. Let’s see how it will be tomorrow and the next few days.”