Slavisa Jokanovic is refusing to get downbeat after Fulham suffered a second successive defeat on their return to the Premier League.
The Cottagers, who battled their way through the Championship play-offs last term, have yet to pick up a point after two Premier League outings.
After falling to an opening-day defeat at home to Crystal Palace, they were always expected to be up against it on Saturday when they travelled to take on Tottenham at Wembley.
Their task was made even tougher when Lucas Moura put the north London club into the lead shortly before the half-time break.
Summer signing Aleksandar Mitrovic provided hope of a comeback when he headed home just after the restart, although Spurs’ quality eventually shone through as England duo Kieran Trippier and Harry Kane found the net to complete a 3-1 win.
With plenty of new arrivals at Fulham, who are priced at 3.40 to be relegated, this summer it will undoubtedly take time for them to gel together, and Jokanovic insists he is already seeing plenty of positives.
Jokanovic said: “It’s a shame, we made a great effort.
“In front of us, we have a lot of hard work but I can be encouraged by some of our play and the spirit that we showed in our best moment at the start of the second half.
“We can’t be depressed, I want to be positive so we can fix our problems.”