Fulham boss Felix Magath believes Kostas Mitroglou is experiencing culture shock

Last Updated: 09/03/14 2:26pm

  • Share:
Kostas Mitroglou: Fulham striker in action against Cardiff

Kostas Mitroglou: Fulham striker in action against Cardiff

Sky Bet

Fulham boss Felix Magath believes Kostas Mitroglou is experiencing a culture shock following his move to the Premier League.

The 25-year-old joined the Cottagers for £11m from Olympiakos at the end of January but only made his first start for the club in Saturday's 3-1 defeat at fellow strugglers Cardiff City.

Mitroglou, who had previously featured for just 30 minutes in a Fulham shirt, played for 90 minutes against Cardiff but struggled to make a real impact.

Magath acknowledged after the game that the Greece international, who scored 21 goals for Olympiakos this season before his departure, is not used to a survival battle.

"Mitroglou is a player who is not used to a relegation fight," said the German.

"He comes from the best club in Greece, who was better than every other in their league, so he is only used to scoring. That is his strength.

"Here in the Premier League, the best league in the world, he is not used to it. Unfortunately he has some opportunities but at the moment he is not in the situation to score."

  • Share:

Related

Cardiff v Fulham

John Heitinga: Defender admits Fulham need a miracle to stay up

Heitinga: We need a miracle

Fulham defender John Heitinga admits they need a miracle to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

Steven Caulker: Celebrates his second for Cardiff

Caulker: We can still survive

Steven Caulker says Cardiff showed their fighting spirit during Saturday's 3-1 win over Fulham.

Fulham heading for Championship?

Fulham heading for Championship?

Soccer Saturday's Phil Thompson thinks Fulham are in serious trouble following their 3-1 defeat to Cardiff.

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

What's up with Cesc?

What's up with Cesc?

The startling statistics that highlight Cesc Fabregas's deteriorating form for Chelsea.

Fury's last five fights

Fury's last five fights

Tyson Fury bids to seize Wladimir Klitschko's world titles on October 24 and we summarise his previous five bouts.

Rooney's scoring stats

Rooney's scoring stats

We examine the numbers behind Wayne Rooney's England scoring feats as he closes in on the record.