Fulham v Everton: Berbatov is an unbelievable player, says Reither

Fulham v Everton: Sascha Riether says Dimitar Berbatov is a "great player" after the striker netted his third goal this term

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
martin jol
Martin Jol also coached Dimitar Berbatov during his spell at Tottenham Photo: Back Page Images

martin jol

Sascha Riether has hailed Dimitar Berbatov as a “great player” ahead of Fulham’s home tie against fellow high-flyers Everton at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

Tickets are still available for Saturday’s Premier League clash between Fulham and Everton at Craven Cottage through viagogo. Click here to buy now!

Martin Jol’s side shared a thrilling 3-3 draw with Reading last weekend to keep the Cottagers in the hunt for a Europa League place.

Fulham, who are unbeaten in their last three games, are two points being fifth-placed Everton, and Riether has pinpointed their Bulgarian striker as the Cottagers’ key man in the hunt for a European spot.

The 31-year-old scored a sumptuous curling effort against the Royals to take his tally to three goals since joining from Manchester United this summer.

“We know that Berba’s a great player and we saw that again [at Reading],” the defender told the Fulham Chronicle.

“His goal was unbelievable. He can always keep the ball and he’s a very important player for us.

“We saw when he was not there – when he was injured and did not play – that we did not have the player at the front who could keep the ball for us, and it’s good to have him back.

“Our game is to always play to Berba’s feet.”

Berbatov has scored three goals against David Moyes’ men during spells with Tottenham Hotspur and United after moving to the Premier League in 2006.

Fulham have failed to beat Everton in their last six games, including a 3-1 defeat in west London in 2011 before losing 4-0 to the Toffees at Goodison Park in April.

Tickets are still available for Saturday’s Premier League clash between Fulham and Everton at Craven Cottage through viagogo. Click here to buy now!

Martin Keown
Martin Keown warns Mikel Arteta about repeating Arsenal mistakes
Mikel Arteta (Photo: Arsenal Media / Screengrab)
Mikel Arteta delivers injury update on David Luiz ahead of Man United v Arsenal
Alexandre Lacazette
Mikel Arteta reacts to Alexandre Lacazette’s display in Arsenal’s loss to Leicester
Jurgen Klopp
BBC Sport pundit raves about ‘wonderful’ Liverpool FC star
Spurs legend Garth Crooks (Photo: Screengrab / BBC Sport)
BBC Sport pundit: Chelsea FC haven’t had a player like this for years
Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard drops Hakim Ziyech hint ahead of Krasnodar v Chelsea FC
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Novak Djokovic
Erste Bank Open: Novak Djokovic closes on year-end No1 with opening Vienna win
Mesut Ozil
Laurent Koscielny sends message to Arsenal fans about Mesut Ozil
Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher gives verdict on Donny van de Beek at Man United