Scott Parker urged his Fulham squad to end the season “the right way” in preparation for Manchester United.
The Cottager’s last appearance in the Premier League lasted only one season. They have lost 3-1 in Southampton since their relegation was confirmed last Monday.
However, the manager said he wanted his side to show their skills in Tuesday’s game at Old Trafford.
Parker said, “I think the most important thing for me is to end this season and really focus on it.
“What will be next year is a few months away. What is vital for me and the players, the players have to understand that they are in the biggest league and the best and that they are constantly in the spotlight. We have to . ” Really end this season right.
“So tomorrow we have a very tough game against the second best team in this division. It is of course a difficult game for us, that is of course my main focus at this point.”
“”[It has been] A big disappointment this year, of course, we want to stay in this league, but there is still a job to be done.
“It’s professional and proud of our performance. I have to make sure that the team understands that. That’s the big challenge for me – and I don’t really want to look beyond that.”
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“First of all, I think we are all excited about the fans who walk into the stadium,” said Parker.
“Football stadiums got very sterile a year ago, maybe more than that, and I think we all missed the atmosphere and what that brings to stadiums.
“We saw it briefly with only 2,000 in the Liverpool game and it was incredible.
“I think there will be 10,000 fans tomorrow, although they won’t be screaming for us, hopefully we’ll let them do that for us.”
Carvalho offers Fulham hope for the future
Fulham will be absent from the Premier League next season after relegation was confirmed after losing to Burnley at home. Parker, however, was encouraged by Fabio Carvalho’s full debut against Southampton, a loss he described as a “snapshot of their season”. .
“Fabio was fantastic,” said Parker. “This team needed goals. Their overall performance was full of confidence. He showed his quality. It didn’t surprise me.
“He showed that he can score with U23 and in training. He was on the team because he deserved to be there, not because it was an opportunity. The one who shone brightly from today was Fabio. He was the massive one. ” Plus of today. “
Fulham was widely criticized in 2018/19 when he was relegated despite spending nearly £ 100m on transfers and conceding 81 goals in the process. While a loose defense contributed to a 19th loss of the season, Carvalho scored his goal very well.
At 18 years and 258 days he was Fulham’s third youngest scorer in the Premier League, behind only Ryan Sessegnon (18y 155d) and Collins John (18y 176d). With a number of player loan deals expiring, he looks like a player West Londoners can build their future around.
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