Sep 22 2012
MARTIN Jol says he had a hunch Hugo Rodallega would come good against his former club - and the striker justified that faith in him by scoring the first goal in Saturday's 2-1 win at Wigan.
The Fulham boss, who was also delighted with his team for their approach to the game, said: "One of the reasons that I played him was because it was against his former team.
"He had extra motivation to score against his old club.
"It is nice to get three points on the board. They are a difficult team. It was pleasing to see us taking the initiative."
Jol, who singled out Dimitar Berbatov, Steve Sidwell and Chris Baird for special praise, added: "It's not easy to win away games in the Premier League, so this is very positive that we got our first away win.
"We needed that [second] goal as they scored in added time. You can't complain because they are a good football team, they deserved a goal too.