Jol rues missed chances
Fulham's Martin Jol struggled to hide his frustration as they were held to a 1-1 draw by FC Twente.
By Soriebah Kajue
Last Updated: 16/09/11 9:20am
Fulham boss Martin Jol struggled to hide his frustration as they were held to a 1-1 draw by FC Twente in their Europa League Group K game.
Andy Johnson showed he had shaken off all his injury concerns as he latched onto a defensive blunder to finish with aplomb from an acute angle after 19 minutes.
Yet, despite controlling the possession, they failed to make the most of it and add the second goal.
Twente then found a way through in the 41st minute when Luuk de Jong's header came off the post and onto the back of Mark Schwarzer's head to bring them level.
"In the first half we should have been two or three up. Of course they're a good team but when you put them under that sort of pressure you should be winning," Jol said.
"We still wanted to play with four forward players but if you don't put the goals away you get frustrated and put pressure on yourself. The only thing now is that we have to put the chances away."
Johnson, who scored his fourth goal of the term, also struggled to contain his disappointment but believes the point has set them up for the rest of the group.
"We started well and played well enough to come away with the points so I think we're disappointed, but it's a long slog and to get a point early on (in the group) is pleasing," he said.
Johnson is battling back from injury problems and has an extra incentive to lead 2010 finalists Fulham on another lengthy Europa League campaign.
He added: "I missed out on being in the final and I played in the early games last season, so I'm delighted to be fit now and scoring goals, and I'm looking forward to the challenge ahead."