Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic has suggested that the performances of the players are to blame for his side's poor start to the Premier League season, rather than his own coaching.
The Cottagers have lost their last five games in the league, and currently sit bottom of the table on goal difference, following their most recent defeat to Huddersfield Town.
As a result, speculation has mounted regarding
“To be honest, after the Huddersfield game, I told them: ‘Listen, I am great, I’m a fantastic coach.’ I did a fantastic job with my staff and the analysts because everything we expected, we found it during the game.
"We are not showing enough effort or ambition and we must change this. If we are jogging on the field and people think we will get a present, this is the wrong way and we must show more effort. If we are confused, scared and play like kids, it’s not easy for any team."
While the London club are without a league win since the end of August, Jokanovic added that he is the man that can oversee an upturn in form at Craven Cottage.
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"I never played for any coach, I always play for myself, my family, my team-mates, the fans. This is what they must understand and they must start working in this direction. I don’t need anyone to fight for me. If they are adult people they need to fight for themselves and for their family, for the club and push strong and hard for a solution."