‘Not the end of the world’ – puzzling claim from Fulham boss after being hammered 4-1 by Coventry

Marco Silva apologised to the Fulham supporters after they were thrashed 4-1 at Coventry City.

The Whites went in 1-0 up at half-time, but four Sky Blues goals in 25 minutes inflicted a third defeat of the campaign on the west Londoners.

Silva said: “I have to apologise to our fans because everything was wrong from the beginning of the second half to the end. It was a balanced game in the first half, as we expected, Coventry started strong and tried to show a reaction after a tough result on Wednesday.

“We scored early, and they didn’t create many chances, apart from some corners and long balls. Not one team controlled the game more than the other. We tried to change something to exploit the spaces. After, everything went wrong.

“Unfortunately, the referee did everything wrong as well, it was a clear dive for the penalty, but it was not his fault we lost the game.

“I’ve been here for three months and I’m happy with the workrate of all our players. I won’t speak in a different way because we had a bad 45 minutes.

“It’s a matter of mindset, if something goes wrong, we have to keep working. I’m starting to know them better and I’m here to help them in these situations.

“I didn’t expect what we did in the second half. I told them I was disappointed and a little bit surprised to how we reacted. We can’t react in that way as a collective, and individually. It’s 45 minutes, where we lacked the important things that we need to be successful. It’s not the end of the world.”



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