Sep 1 2012 By Jacob Murtagh
MARTIN Jol admitted Fulham couldn't cope with West Ham new boy Andy Carroll as the Hammers cruised to victory at Upton Park.
The Liverpool loanee caused problems all afternoon as first-half goals from Kevin Nolan, Winston Reid and Matt Taylor consigned the Whites to a 3-0 defeat.
And boss Jol says his backline couldn't get to grips with England international Carroll.
He said: “If you are 5'8 or 5'10 maybe you have got a problem but we should have coped with it.
“Every game you see him, even in the European Championships, you see he is good in the air, he is probably the best in the Barclays Premier League but I still feel there are a few answers for that but we couldn't cope with that.”
Fulham were up against it from the first minute when Nolan fired them in front before Reid and Taylor effectively ended the contest before the break.
Jol added: “We know that they will play the long ball and look for knock downs and the first goal is disappointing because we spoke about it, we did not pick up at the end of the first long ball.
“The second goal was a corner kick and the third goal was the same, a bit ball and a knock down and we didn't pick up the second ball.”
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