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Magath reveals 18-point Fulham target

Last Updated: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:55

Felix Magath is certain Fulham will avoid relegation and has set his players a target of six wins from their 12 Premier League matches.

The 60-year-old German said he had been following English football on TV for years and was aware of what is required for the Cottagers to avoid a humiliating drop into the Championship.

Magath admitted some of his new squad had been suprised to be called in to train on their day off, but that the work done so far in preparation for the relegation six-pointer at West Brom had been good.

"In the next months, we will have a lot of work to avoid relegation but in the first days here, the work we've achieved has been very good," he said.

"I'm sure we will avoid relegation with this team as the players are willing to avoid relegation.

"We have a good atmosphere at the club when we all work together. We are able to avoid relegation and that's now the most important thing.

"Now we have to concentrate on the next 12 games, especially on the game on Saturday against West Brom."

Magath, who has spent his entire managerial working career in the Bundesliga, has earned a reputation as a strict disciplinarian but when asked if he was a tough day, he responded: "No, I am a nice guy.

"Ask Raul about my work, but don't ask players you didn't know here in England. Ask the good players, and then you will get the right answer."

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