Fulham's Martin Jol urges defence to tighten up

Fulham boss Martin Jol calls on his side to improve defensively after their 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City.

Fulham manager Martin Jol has urged his side to tighten up and address their defensive frailties after Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City.

The Dutch coach saw his side succumb to a late winner that left the Cottagers in the bottom three after six games played.

"You can always concede a goal and again it happened like it has two or three times before," Jol told reporters. "It's not only about mentality, it's about quality. You have to defend especially corner kicks, I think that is the easiest way.

"I know that we can do a lot better, we had all the size in the world today but we were still losing headers.

"If you concede goals late it can be a couple of things, quality and fitness. We talk about it and we work on it."

Fulham face Stoke City at Craven Cottage next Saturday.

Steven Caulker of Cardiff City celebrates scoring the opening goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Cardiff City at Craven Cottage on September 28, 2013
Read Next:
Result: Cardiff snatch late winner
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves28195450222862
2Derby CountyDerby28158544232153
3Cardiff CityCardiff28156740251551
4Aston Villa28148642251750
5Bristol City2813964032848
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd281441042321046
7Fulham28129746341245
8Middlesbrough281351038271144
9Brentford28111074235743
10Leeds UnitedLeeds28134114033743
11Preston North EndPreston28101263228442
12Ipswich TownIpswich28124124140140
13Norwich CityNorwich28107112833-537
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest28112153543-835
15Millwall28810103333034
16Queens Park RangersQPR2889113140-933
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds28711103034-432
18Reading2878133036-629
19Barnsley2869132840-1227
20Bolton WanderersBolton2868142646-2026
21Hull City28510133945-625
22Sunderland28510133047-1725
23Birmingham CityBirmingham2866161639-2324
24Burton Albion2866162152-3124
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account