Fulham 2 Crystal Palace 2: We lacked fight, says Felix Magath

Fulham 2 Crystal Palace 2: Felix Magath criticises his relegated side for showing a lack of fight this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Crystal Palace

Felix Magath criticised his Fulham side for showing a lack of “fight” after Sunday’s final-day draw with Crystal Palace.

Dwight Gayle put Tony Pulis’s visitors ahead just before the half-hour mark at Craven Cottage before Cauley Woodrow equalised in the 61st minute.

e never fought as a team that fights against relegation

Felix Magath

Gayle’s free-kick in the 83rd minute appeared to have won it for Palace but Chris David’s stunning strike at the death earned a point for the Cottagers, who have been relegated to the Championship for the first time in 13 years.

“We never fought as a team that fights against relegation,” said Magath.

“If I look at the TV and saw Sunderland or Norwich playing, they had much more fight than us.

“I asked my team what was going on and one player told me ‘we cannot fight’.

“No, I’ve never been at a club before where a player has told me they can’t fight. I was surprised to hear that and I don’t know why he said it.

“He said to me, ‘we cannot fight’, not ‘he cannot fight’. It’s not a problem if it’s only one player.”


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