Premier League: Bryan Ruiz has backed under-fire Fulham boss Martin Jol
Bryan Ruiz has given his full-backing to under-fire boss Martin Jol following Fulham's poor start to the campaign.
Last Updated: 30/09/13 3:55pm
Jol's side are languishing in the Premier League drop zone after a return of just four points from their opening six games.
Ruiz scored a wonder goal in Fulham's latest loss - a last-gasp 2-1 home defeat against Cardiff City on Saturday - which led to calls by some fans for Jol to be sacked.
But the Costa Rican, who was brought to the club by Jol in 2011 from FC Twente, believes the Dutch tactician can turn things around and he is ready to battle for his boss.
Ruiz told the Fulham Chronicle: "We are all in it together. He's having a difficult time because everybody blames him for the results.
"But we're a team and we can and will change things.
"He means a lot to me because he gave me the opportunity to come here.
"He likes to talk to the players and to motivate us, especially when we have a difficult situation."
Next up is a home clash with Stoke and Ruiz admits it is a massive tie for the Cottagers.
He added: "It's a difficult situation but the season is still young.
"Hopefully we will get a good result next week.
"It's going to be a difficult game. We know we need to win."