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Fulham manager Martin Jol has said his team needs to start picking up points against the “lesser” sides in the Premier League.
The Cottagers slumped to a 4-0 defeat against Liverpool on Saturday, which condemned them to their seventh loss of the season. They slipped down the table as a result and could find themselves in the relegation zone by the end of Sunday.
Their recent poor form, which has seen them win just three games out of 11 so far this campaign, has led to speculation about Jol’s job at Craven Cottage.
Speaking after the defeat to the Reds, Jol admitted his side needs to target getting points against sides outside of the top eight.
He said: “I think we’ll be fine. We have to suffer during these games. There are the top sides and then maybe outside the top seven or eight, they are not better than us. Those are the games when we have to get results.”
Jol also believes he is the right man to turn things around in west London.
He continued: “I think you have to be an expert if you are in the bottom four or five to keep teams up and I don’t think there are a lot of experts.
“Every manager in every team in the bottom six or seven has to keep fighting.”
Fulham’s next two games are against Swansea at home and West Ham away – two games which Jol will be targeting maximum points from in order to turn around his side’s poor fortunes.