Sunderland Echo

Parker believes point at Spurs shows Fulham can survive

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Fulham boss Scott Parker believes his side’s 1-1 draw at Tottenham shows they have enough to beat the Premier League drop.

The Cottagers used their sense of injustice at having to play the rearranged game at short notice as motivation to earn a deserved point in north London.

Harry Kane’s early header put Spurs in front, but missed chances came back to cost them as Ivan Cavaleiro’s 74th-minute leveller helped Fulham to a fifth successive Premier League draw.

That unbeaten run has coincided with a change of system as they have become more solid and Parker reckons the signs of being able to survive are positive.

“I think we can, I see a team growing,” he said. “From the start of the season until now – a team that are relentless in their work everyday. Players that are engaged, that want to learn and be successful and with that spirit and hunger to get better you always have a chance.

“I think now, first and foremost a desire, we’re going to need that, but also show your quality and we had a real identity about us at Spurs.”

Parker is open to strengthen­ing his attacking options in the January transfer window.

“It’s an area we’re looking at, we’ve got one recognised striker in Mitrovic,” he said. “Cavaleiro has done fantastic to be honest with you.

“Everything we’re about, he’s a real focal point in that, his goal was superb. It’s an area but at the same time I see a team that is growing and can cause many teams problems.”

 ??  ?? Fulham’s Ivan Cavaleiro out jumps Eric Dier to score the equalising goal.
Fulham’s Ivan Cavaleiro out jumps Eric Dier to score the equalising goal.

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