Jokanovic confident despite Fulham defeat

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Slavisa Jokanovic led Fulham back to the Premier League

Slavisa Jokanovic vowed that Fulham will improve and adjust to the demands of the Premier League after watching them lose 2-0 on their return, at home to Crystal Palace.

After his team’s promising start was followed by numerous wasted goalscoring chances, Palace punished their brief lapses in intensity and concentration to secure all three points through finishes from Jeffrey Schlupp and Wilfried Zaha.

Jean Michael Seri, Joe Bryan, Fabri, Maxime le Marchand, Calum Chambers and Andre Schurrle started from kick-off and Luciano Vietto made his debut from the bench, and the Fulham boss said: “These new players have had two training sessions.

“Joe Bryan has only had one session with us, Vietta as well. I trust we will play better than we played today. We’ll work hard and adapt ourselves for the games ahead.

“I’m confident. It’s a tough job ahead of us. So we must be optimists and trust in ourselves. We showed we can be brave, but were a bit shy in the end. We had 15 shots to Palace’s 10. We did some interesting things in the game, too.”