Fulham manager Martin Jol has said that he is still not convinced by the fact that Fulham have managed to avoid the drop this season. Fulham have been one of the inconsistent teams in the Premier league this season.
As much as they struggled during the Christmas period, they have been one of the inform teams since the turn of the year. It has helped them avoid getting into a relegation dogfight, but the possibility of Fulham being relegated to the Championship still remains mathematically. As a result, Jol wants his players to concentrate on winning matches in the remainder of the season.
Fulham were recently beaten 1-0 by Newcastle during the weekend. As a result of the defeat, they remain on 39 points, which is just one point less than the psychological 40 point barrier that usually guarantees safety. Even though Fulham have a match in hand over their nearest clubs, Jol feels that the club still needs a couple of victories in order to ensure their safety in the Premier league next season. The signing of Dimitar Berbatov has been one of the main reasons for Fulham maintaining a position close to the top 10 of the table.
However, the striker was unable to prevent Fulham from losing during the weekend.
“I don’t know. I don’t think so. Ten years ago you needed 44 points and a few years ago it was 42 points. Five or six seasons ago you needed 36 points. I don’t know. You need a lot of points this year to be safe. I think we are fine but you never know. We have a very good goal difference compared to the other teams at the bottom, that is important. Of course, we would like to have more wins. It depends on the situation with the third club,” said Jol.