‘People will laugh and think I’m crazy, but there’s no other option’: Scott Parker refuses to surrender in Fulham’s bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League after seeing his side suffer a fifth loss in six games at Chelsea.
- Scott Parker has refused to give up in Fulham’s relegation battle
- Fulham suffered a fifth loss in six games against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
- But Parker is not giving up, despite being nine points behind Newcastle
Fulham manager Scott Parker refuses to give up on his part to avoid relegation in the Premier League, despite missing out on another chance to put himself out of harm’s way.
Parker watched as Fulham suffered a fifth loss in six games against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday night.
Kai Havertz scored twice for Thomas Tuchel’s side as the Blues bolstered their bid to finish in the Champions League with a 2-0 win.
Fulham manager Scott Parker refuses to give up the possibility of relegation on his side
But Parker refuses to give up, despite his side being nine points behind Newcastle with four games to play.
“I really believe we can win games with performances like today,” said Parker.
And that’s what we have to do, there is no other option.
‘I understand from the outside that people will laugh and think I’m crazy, but there’s no other option for me.
“While it is, that’s our main focus from now to the end.”
When Fulham was told that he had never won four Premier League games in a row, Parker replied, “That won’t fail me at all.
Parker watched as Fulham suffered a fifth loss in six games against Chelsea on Saturday
But Parker refuses to give up, despite his side now being nine points behind Newcastle
This is the Premier League challenge for a team like us. I understand the numbers exactly, I understand where everyone can see it.
But I think anyone who looks at that game today and understands what this game was will see a team that was dynamic and tried to win the game. I sincerely believe we can win four games, I know we should. That is our goal.
‘I’m honest, we missed that real spark in the last three or four games and certainly lost our identity. Our identity is the way we played today, that’s the only way we’re going to win football matches.
“ We have to try to control the game with the ball, but understand that it’s not just possession, we have to attack and I thought we got that balance pretty good given the opposition.
‘We’ve seen it before (such an escape). While everyone will no doubt laugh at their screens, listen to me and think I live in cuckoo land, maybe I understand that. But let’s see until that curtain falls. ‘