Fulham boss Marco Silva: We did enough to deserve to beat Bournemouth

Marco Silva felt Fulham should have beaten Bournemouth on Friday evening – and added they should have been 2-0 up by the break.

Dominic Solanke scored 11 seconds into the second half before Tosin Adarabioyo’s header with six minutes to go secured a share of the spoils for the Whites.

“Let’s start to talk about the football, the football that both teams play on the pitch,” said Silva. “A good game, two strong sides on the pitch.

“We didn’t change anything like we are doing so far. They came here with a different strategy. They changed a little bit, the formation, to be a little bit more compact in that middle zone – the way they tried to build with four midfielders instead of three and just two players in the attack line.

“We took some time to adapt and after that we started to control the game. We knew before the match we could not lose the balance because they will be strong in that moment.

“First half was a bit more balanced with the chances that we created and we deserved more, we deserved a clear 2-0 lead in the score at half time.

“The only thing I didn’t like, we lost for two seconds our focus and discipline in our organisation and they punished us.

“We cannot concede a goal like we conceded from the kick-off, our backline slept completely in the moment.

“But I’m proud really of the way they reacted. I’m really proud of our fans and how they helped us and pushed us. What we did against a really strong side, the stats are there. We pushed them back, there are 10 players around their box and we created chances and chances to score.

“At the end we scored, we clearly deserved more from the game. We were the best team on the pitch.”



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