Ryan Sessegnon was in a brutally honest mood when speaking to reporters after Fulham’s 4-2 defeat at Cardiff City, today.
Sessegnon was under no illusions that another poor defensive performance was to blame for their defeat to relegation rivals, Cardiff.
“At times we played well but goals are leaking too much and we need to change that. It’s not clever, we know they are strong at set-pieces and we need to learn from this and go on next week.’’ He told the BBC.
“I can’t really put my finger on what the problem is, but we need to stick together, believe in ourselves and keep fighting, there’s a long way to go.”
This was Cardiff’s first league win of the season and moved them just above Fulham on goal difference.
Fulham have now conceded 25 league goals in their 9 games, so far. That’s an average of just under 3 goals conceded per game.
Slavisa Jokanovic faces the toughest test of his relatively young managerial career to try and plug the holes at the back of this Fulham team. Then, and only then, can they hope to climb out of the relegation zone.
It’s very early days to mention the dreaded ‘relegation six-pointer’, yet that’s exactly what today’s game at Cardiff will be called when looking back at the end of the season.