Fulham boss Jokanovic laments ‘a lack of intensity’ after Huddersfield loss

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic was disappointed with the lack of intensity shown by his side during tonight’s 1-0 loss away to fellow strugglers Huddersfield.

The Cottagers were off the pace during the first period and were punished in the 29th minute when young defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah headed a Chris Lowe cross into his own net.

Although Fulham did up their game in the second half they were unable to create many clear cut chances and Huddersfield held on for a tense victory.

It is now five Premier League losses in a row for Fulham and their Serbian coach admitted afterward that his side are lacking confidence.

“We didn’t play the first 45 minutes with enough intensity.’’ He told Sky Sports.

“We started to kick the ball without any sense.

“I don’t know why there was a lack of intensity. We are without power and enough intensity for the first 45 minutes. We didn’t show the quality too.

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“They seem to be a little bit scared.

“We tried to push a few more players forward more, but they didn’t find the quality.

“We played many minutes three against three, but then we added one more and noticed the plan wasn’t working too badly.

“We had more chances, but not enough for a goal.

When asked about speculation about his position as Fulham manager Jokanovic insisted that he trusts he is the right man to turn things around.

“I trust in myself. People know I’ve been here for two years and how I work. The process has not started well. There are many games ahead of us. We must improve ourselves.

“I am thinking about my team and myself. Definitely we are not at the best level and are looking for improvement.”

Tonight’s loss sees Fulham drop to bottom place in the Premier League table.

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