What did you make of that performance?
Not good enough, but good enough to win.
Not good enough because I think we have to play better in a more consistent way, but good enough to create four or five big chances, good enough to give Hugo in a very quiet evening.
Good enough to win the game but not good enough because we have to play better than we did.
What did you think of Fulham’s performance?
I knew, they started the Premier League in a way where they were intelligent enough that that way they would be relegated.
They changed, they adopted a different way to play football, a different way to organise as a team and since then they are getting good results which I always thought I was expecting a difficult match.
Was that a case of all that fuss about nothing when it came to Fulham playing the game?
Look, I truly believe, I have to believe and I know the top hierarchy at Fulham Football Club and we’re dealing with honest people and of course they had problems. Of course the reason why we didn’t play the game when we should, there were reasons for that. Let’s put that very, very, very clear.
The reason why they were not happy to play today is a different questions you have to ask Scott not me. But in the football world it’s very difficult to keep secrets.
Somebody tells somebody who tells somebody who tells somebody and it arrives to somebody else. And of course we knew for a few days that they were ready and had the players to come.
Mitrovic is not a Covid situation, [he] had a small injury from the last match. We knew that so it’s something you have to ask Scott. But make things very, very clear. Of course they had problems and of course there was a reason for them not to play the game a couple of weeks ago.
How much is it a worry that you’re not killing off these games and is it up to the other players to give Son and Kane some help?
Look but I understand that in the first half we had chances to kill the game. Some of them are Areola’s responsibility. In the second half we had the biggest chance to kill the game but when you don’t do it you cannot concede goals the way we did do it.
This is the same story basically since the beginning of the season. We can talk about not killing the game yes, we can speak about that, and today was a clear situation where we could and should have killed the game in the first half but then you go back to the goals that we concede and it’s not also easy to assimilate that.
With the goal conceded how angry does it make you when your team switch off for a second and what will you say to your defenders after that?
I think there are things that have to be with the characteristics of players. There are things that are difficult too.
There are some things they have to do with organisation of the team, but other things they have to do with individual skills, individual ability, and its as simple as that