Oct 1 2012 By Yann Tear
MLADEN Petric believes he can form the ideal partnership with Dimitar Berbatov for Fulham.
So far, the Croatian and the Bulgarian (pictured) have yet to spend a single minute on the field together. Berbatov made his debut at West Ham when he came on for Petric, who picked up a slight knock. And on Saturday against Man City, Petric came back as Berbatov sat out the fixture with a thigh strain.
“Of course I think we can make a very good attacking team together,” Petric said.
“He's a very good player and I would like to play with him in future.”
Petric's calm penalty on Saturday took his goal tally for the season to three, as he scored two on his debut in the 5-0 opening day win against Norwich.
But the joy was overshadowed by Eden Dzeko's late winner for the champions at Craven Cottage.
“It's always good for a striker to score," he said. "Of course I'm happy to have scored, but not happy because we lost.
“Second half, we were too deep and they had a lot of possession. We had to be a bit braver. We defended very well, but in the end they scored. That's sport.
"It was hard today because they are very very good, but we let them play.”