Scott Parker: Tottenham didn’t deserve to lose to Fulham
Scott Parker says Tottenham didn't deserve to lose to Fulham but urges Spurs to stay positive after loss reopens top-four race
Scott Parker felt Tottenham did not deserve to lose to Fulham but urged his team-mates to stay positive after Sunday’s defeat blew open the race for a top-four finish.
Dimitar Berbatov returned to haunt his former employers by netting the winner in the second half at White Hart Lane as Andre Villa-Boas’s men slumped to their third straight loss in all competitions.
Spurs are now just four points ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal, who have played a game less than their north London rivals.
But 32-year-old Parker insists Tottenham are still in “good position” heading into the final eight games of the season in search of Champions League qualification.
“We’re all disappointed,” Parker told Spurs’ website. “You don’t want to make excuses but we just a looked a bit flat.
“Having said that, I don’t think we deserved to lose the game. They hit us on the break and scored a goal, so it was difficult. Mark Schwarzer then produced an unbelievable save at the end. It was one of those days for us.
“We need to stay positive now, that’s the main thing.
“I’ve always said that you can’t mope around in these situations. It was a bad result, but we need to look forward now.
“It’s not ideal how it went and everyone’s frustrated, us, the fans, but we’re still in a good position and we need to keep going.”