Dec 1 2012 By Yann Tear
MARTIN JOL concedes that Tottenham's first goal killed his side's spirit as they crashed to a 3-0 defeat.
The Whites turned around all square at the break but a goal 10 minutes after the restart seemed to knock the stuffing out of them.
“It was a tight first half,” said the Fulham boss. “We had probably the better opportunities and we were able to keep Clint Dempsey, Aaron Lennon and Jermain Defoe quiet and we played well, but the first goal changed everything because we lost a bit of fighting spirit.
“It was a big blow and then possibly you could see we'd played two away games against Stoke and Chelsea.
“The strange thing is we scored goals for fun before, then we had the Stoke game when we couldn't score and the Chelsea game when we couldn't score, even though we've got the quality.
“We've had three defeats in seven games, so it's not the end of the world, but you need wins to get points on the board.
“We had a lot of games where we nearly nicked it, but didn't, so that's disappointing.”
Jol added: “Hopefully there's one or two coming back and we'll work hard to get things right because we've conceded quite a few goals. Losing 3-0 is not what you want as a manger.”