Kit Symons hailed the efforts of his Fulham team despite a 2-0 defeat to high-flying Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.
Despite controlling possession throughout, the Cottagers could not muster a shot on target until the last 20 minutes and goals from Adam Reach just after half-time and Albert Adomah in the last ten minutes gave the Teessiders all three points.
And Fulham caretaker manager Symons was keen to praise his team’s performance, despite seeing their three-match winning run come to a shuddering halt in the North-East.
“If you’re outplayed and the other team deserve to win, then I’ve got no problem with that but I honestly felt that we should have got something out of it,” he said.
“We conceded a very sloppy goal right at the start of the second half, which gives you a bit of a mountain to climb; but then we got ourselves going again.
“If you’re outplayed and the other team deserve to win, then I’ve got no problem with that but I honestly felt that we should have got something out of it.” – Kit Symons
“They had a little bit of a spell straight after the goal, but we soon came into the ascendancy, and had three fantastic chances at 1-0 to grab the equaliser. But it wasn’t to be our day.”
Fulham will spend the upcoming international break in the Championship relegation zone, but Symons is confident that their recent upturn in fortunes will continue.
“We’ve got some fantastic attacking players, great talent, and we will always be a goal threat,” he added.
Meanwhile, Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka was delighted with his team’s efforts but also paid tribute to Fulham.
“I’m happy, not just about our position in the table, but the way we played against a very good team,” said the Spaniard. “They have good players and they have been winning. It was a difficult game for us.”