Jokanovic bemoans defending after Fulham defeat

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic criticised his side’s defending but vowed to keep pushing for a top six place rather than dwell on another missed opportunity to break into the play-offs.

The Whites slipped to a disappointing 3-1 defeat against Wolves at Craven Cottage, only days after unexpectedly dropping points against Blackburn, and remain a single point behind sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday.

“We must be ready for the last eight games,” said Jokanovic.

“Right now we are still just a point behind the top six and it’s no time to [reflect]. It’s not the finish of the season. It’s time to push still hard.

“In front of us is eight games more and we are going to try to get the chance again.

“It’s true it’s a setback for us this result today and against Blackburn, but we are still in a situation where we fight for the top six.

“We believed we could make one step and be in the top six before the international break but we didn’t do enough today.

“We weren’t fresh or solid enough. We gave them some charity presents during the game and in this situation we paid expensively.

“We are worried because we concede so many goals and I miss the 1-0 wins. It’s part of football too.”