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Boss confident Fulham's luck will change

Last Updated: Sun, 22 Dec 2013 19:47

Rene Meulensteen is optimistic a change in fortunes will soon come Fulham's way after a brave effort against Manchester City.

The Cottagers have lost nine of their last 10 games - the win over Aston Villa the anomaly - after Saturday's home defeat to City.

Meulensteen's men fought back from 2-0 down to get themselves level again before the visitors edged ahead once again and eventually went on to win 4-2.

Meulensteen said: "It's really hard for them to take, to put so much effort in and so much positivity in the way we play.

"We never lost that spirit and I said, 'listen we're playing well enough, if we get one goal back and we get the crowd going, who knows what happens?'

"It's just a shame when it gets to 2-2 that we didn't just steady the ship a little bit. I would've been very, very happy if it had finished 2-2.

"We're all aware of what position we're in, but we also know that if we keep playing like this and if we keep producing this sort of energy we're eventually going to get the points we deserve.

"At the moment we're conceding far too easily and too many goals and we don't take our chances that we get.

"But these are things we can work on. But the core, the backbone of the performance is good."

In the absence of Dimitar Berbatov, who picked up a groin injury in training on Friday, Adel Taarabt led the line.

"He did exceptionally well," Meulensteen added.

"Adel is a guy that is full of creativity and energy going forwards. We used him where he's good."

Next Fulham travel to Norwich and Hull in matches which could see the momentum shift before the year's end.

"There are a lot of positives to take into the games against Norwich and Hull," Meulensteen said.

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