Scott Parker has hit back at his critics after Fulham were thrashed 3-0 at home by Hull City on Saturday.
Fulham were second best for much of the contest and this means that a rather inconsistent start to the campaign for Parker’s side continues.
Many expect the Cottagers to be much higher in the table due to the amount of money that they spent over the summer, and with Anthony Knockaert, Ivan Cavaleiro and Aleksander Mitrovic as a front three, many thought they’d be fighting for the automatic promotion places.
The defeat was a really torrid display from Fulham, and Parker’s side failed to bounce back from a draw at struggling Middlesbrough last weekend.
With the pressure starting to mount on Parker, he’s hit back at his critics and expressed that the statistics don’t lie.
Speaking to West London Sport, Parker said: “A lot of people say this team is a possession-based team, and they lack impetus. I do hear this a lot of the time.
“We are top with shots on goal in this division. This team is creating the most. We’re obviously doing something right.
“I could understand people’s reactions and their opinion to the way I want to play and the identity of this football team, and how I feel is the best way to win football matches, if we weren’t creating chances or hitting the target.
“But you can’t back up that argument. We’re hitting the target more than any other team in this division.”
Is Scott Parker a good enough manager for Fulham?
Parker has done an okay job so far, but expectations are so high at the club and after the transfer business that they’ve done in the summer, the supporters will expect promotion straight back to the Premier League.
Fulham have been rather inconsistent and have to pull it together, I think Parker is under pressure for his job and with a few more defeats he might well be sacked.
They have to bounce back in their next game against Birmingham, although it’ll be a tough game at a side who are very good at home.