Jokanovic plays down significance of Huddersfield game

Fulham: Slavisa Jokanovic.
Fulham’s woes continued with another defeat

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has played down the significance of next Monday’s game against fellow strugglers Huddersfield.

Amid speculation over Jokanovic’s future, third-from-bottom Fulham cannot afford to lose to the Premier League bottom’s side.

Speaking after Fulham’s Carabao Cup exit at Manchester City, Jokanovic described Monday’s encounter as “a really important game for both teams.”

But he added: “It is not the last game in the Premier League. We are going to try with all our intention to win the game, to go with a positive intention, to be competitive and to fight hard to win this game.

“But it is not the last game. Victory can be an important step for us but it is definitely not the last step.”

Fulham were well beaten in the fourth-round tie. [Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire]

Jokanovic fielded a strong line-up at the Eithad Stadium but Fulham were well beaten by a young City team.

Nevertheless, the Serbian saw some encouraging signs.

“We showed better defensive organisation and we continued the improving process,” he said.