Jol hails brilliant Johnson
Martin Jol was relieved to see his Fulham side secure their first win of the Premier League season thanks to Andrew Johnson's hat-trick.
Last Updated: 02/10/11 6:20pm
Martin Jol was relieved to see his Fulham side secure their first win of the Premier League season as they thumped West London neighbours QPR 6-0 at Craven Cottage.
The Cottagers boss was simply delighted with the individual performance of Andrew Johnson, who bagged his first hat-trick in seven years.
Danny Murphy, Clint Dempsey and Bobby Zamora were also on the scoresheet, but the Dutchman was pleased with the experienced forward, who is now fully fit after a troublesome knee problem and back scoring goals.
He told Sky Sports: "I felt we played very well from the start. I'm very satisfied.
"We created a lot of chances and today, Andy Johnson put the ball into the back of the net.
"Remember that both Johnson and Zamora were both out injured, so it was nice to see them play together well.
"That is what Johnson is capable of and that's what I said at the start of the season. He's quick, he wants to work and he's a team player and now he proves that he can score goals as well and that is good"
Asked if there is a sense of relief after recording their first league win of the campaign, Jol added: "No, I always said there is a line between success and failure and this is what we did today.
"Probably, scoring six goals is maybe too much in a Premier League match but on the other hand we should have scored so many goals before in other matches."
After a reported altercation between Jol and Zamora in the Sunday newspapers, Jol was asked whether there was any truth in the matter and he replied: "I feel if you leave players at home and if you rotate like we did against Chelsea or you leave them at home, maybe because of illness, maybe you drop them, it doesn't matter, they can talk to their agents and come up with two or three stories every week."