Teenager Fabio Carvalho earns praise from Fulham boss Scott Parker

Scott Parker lauded Fabio Carvalho after he scored his first goal for the club on his full league debut in Fulham’s 3-1 loss at St Mary’s Stadium this afternoon.

Parker told Fulham’s club website: “There were positives in the game, Fabio’s goal and performance was a positive. We huffed and puffed and we have done that all year. The endeavour and the spirit was the same as we’ve seen throughout the season. We put a lot of pressure on there goal at times but what we lacked was that final part.

“Fabio was lively, he had great amounts of energy. All round his performance was very good for a young boy that has come into the team for his full debut. He showed real courage and bravery, he’s earnt the right to get into this team. He’s not in this team because our season’s over, he’s in the team because he deserves it.

“I’m disappointed. We still want to get three points and win the football match.

“The first goal was disappointing. The second goal was even more disappointing, in the way we defended that and our habits we have in defending.

“We got our noses back in the game, we didn’t drop our heads and it was a good goal from Fabio. After that there was a five minute spell [where we could’ve equalised], there the moments we need to make happen.

“The aim is always to perform well, but the main aim is to get a result. We’ve got two games in the space of a week and we need to try and get results. That’s our aim and we will try and push as hard we can to get that.”

 


 

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