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Scott Parker: Fulham owe nobody an apology

Wed 13 January 2021 | 20:30

Fulham’s fury over their tight schedule was redeemed after they hold Spurs to a deserved draw.

Premier League

officials decided on Monday that

Fulham

’s rearranged match against

Tottenham

should take place on Wednesday night. This decision was heavily criticized by the team’s manager

Scott Parker

whose team are currently struggling with a coronavirus outbreak. However, the Cottagers managed to get one point from their match against Spurs as they compensated for Harry Kane’s goal with

Ivan Cavaleiro

’s 74th-minute effort. In a post-match interview, Parker responded to Jose Mourinho’s comments before the match.

“Myself and this football club owe no one an apology because you can talk from the outside and people can see what they want to see and work out what the script was but it was far from that,

“There were two players on that pitch that had trained one day, come back from Covid and had one day’s training. Players had three or four day’s training.

“The issue was never about only having two days to prepare for it. I understand that. The issue was 16 days ago this game was scheduled in, since then 10 positive cases of Covid, staff as well, and then 9.30 on Monday we got told that we were playing in the game.

“People need to understand the predicament we were in. We are not making it up. We have been very open and had worries for the safety of others too.

“That was my worry, so we don’t need to apologise for anything. We came here with a performance and we go away with a pleasing result.

“I thought we were immense tonight, I thought we were superb with what we faced, with a lot of speculation and talk from outside and no one really knows the full extent. I was very proud because of what we faced.”

 


source: SportMob