The Cottagers are struggling to get themselves out of the relegation zone as they are nine points away from safety with four games to play.
sit 18th in the Premier League with 27 points from their 34 matches.
’s side are chasingBurnley
, who are nine points away from the Cottagers. If Burnley manage to collect three points from their remaining matches, they will confirm Fulham’s relegation. Ahead of his team’s crucial match against Burnley on Monday, Parker says his side must keep on fighting for their place in the Premier League.
“My own belief is not waning, at this present moment in time no definitely not because at this moment there’s four games left,”
“Of course I do keep saying that, (but) I’m not mad or deluded in any way and I understand the predicament we’re in and I understand how difficult that challenge is, but at this moment, it’s still a challenge, it’s still there.”
Fulham have not been able to win any of their last six matches. The Cottagers have spent a rough season that has been marked by their squad’s lack of depth, but Parker says he wants his players to remain focused on their upcoming matches.
“Is it in our hands? No, but what is in our hands is the next four games and can we win four? That’s the aim. But in the real real short term we need to win on Monday night.
“After Monday, if we don’t win that then my belief or where I see it is going to be very very different. Of course it is.
“But over the course of the season I always looked at a team that have been competitive, I’ve always looked at a team indifferent at times and inconsistent and of course that’s why we are where we are but it’s certainly a team that can win games and that’s what we need to start on Monday night.
“That’s the main focus from me, I’m not willing to indulge or look at anything different other than that at this present moment in time and that may change in the future or in the near future but at the moment that’s not the case.”
After their match against Burnley, Fulham will prepare themselves to faceSouthampton
in their next Premier League match on May 15.