Fulham's Holiday In Jamaica

Last updated : 22 January 2012 By Footy Mad - Editor

Martin Jol: "You can explain everything.

"The first half we knew that we had to be a threat in behind [Mike] Williamson and [Fabricio] Coloccini, but we never did that.

"We couldn't exploit our extra man in midfield and in the second half it was different because we decided to play a more direct style. That caused them more problems.

"It was 1-0 and we knew we had come back from that before. The score was not the problem, the style of play was more of a problem. We just didn't put enough energy into it.

"Of course with the runners from midfield and bringing on Andrew Johnson we got that [in the second period] and that is exactly what you saw.

"Having said that, we wanted to do that with Damien Duff, Clint and Bobby Zamora but we couldn't keep the ball.

"If we played it up to Bobby we couldn't get the runners in behind and with Andrew Johnson he solved that problem.

"I wanted to change things at half-time but of course we had (Steve) Sidwell going off [injured just before the break].

"That probably meant we didn't look balanced enough in midfield [so I brought on Chris Baird at half-time].

"The first half was sort of Brixton, the second half was a holiday in Jamaica. It was an unbelievable difference.

"Clint Dempsey is our top scorer.

"He is a wide player and our top scorer. He is doing what he does best.

"Clint scores goals and if he can score 12 goals this year and some other players do we will be fine."