Fulham’s midfield maestro urged his teammates to keep the faith after yet another demoralising in the Premier League.
The Cottagers fell 3-0 at home to in-form Bournemouth, their third loss on the bounce, and have only managed one win in the league thus far.
Tom Cairney encouraged his fellow charges to “stick together” in what has been, and may continue to be, a very difficult period for the newly-promoted side.
“We tried to go back to basics and keep it simple at the start,” the Scotland international told the BBC.
“They edged it, first half. At 1-0 there was only one team going to get back in it and we made a mistake. We have conceded too many goals. We tried to take something away from the creativity and keep the ball out of our net but it didn’t work.’’
“Bournemouth have been in the Premier League a long time. We are still trying to find our feet. We have to stick together and believe we have enough in the dressing room.”
Fulham haven’t had a league win since their 4-2 victory over Burnley back in August.
“This is the hardest league in the world,” Cairney added.
“We knew it would be difficult. We are all (in this) together. The manager is here for us and we are here for him.”
Slavisa Jokanovic’s team are currently 18th in the Premier League, just two points ahead of Newcastle United and Huddersfield Town.