The City Ground

Next Game

N Forest v Fulham

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

The Madejski Stadium

Last Game

Reading 3 - 0 Fulham

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Jol wants Berbatov boost

Fulham boss Martin Jol is looking to keep Dimitar Berbatov happy and get him having a major influence on games again.

Last Updated: 26/12/12 at 11:55 Post Comment

Dimitar Berbatov: Has gone seven games without a goal

Dimitar Berbatov: Has gone seven games without a goal

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Jol pulled off quite a coup in tempting Berbatov to Craven Cottage over the summer, with the enigmatic frontman making a move from Manchester United.

The Bulgarian forward shone during the opening weeks of the 2012/13 campaign, but he has now gone seven games without a goal as the Cottagers have tumbled down the Premier League standings.

There is a danger that Fulham could be dragged into a basement battle if they are unable to turn things around, and Jol knows appreciates that getting the best out of Berbatov will be crucial to their efforts.

He said: "If things are going well then everyone will be happy with him but if things are not going well then he can be unhappy.

"He is used to winning games at the clubs where he was so we have to talk to him. He has to put in the same attitude and work-rate that he always did before.

"When he does that there is no problem, but he is certainly a player who we have to keep on his toes. We hope he does well for us because we were very happy with him for the first few months.

"If we don't pick up the results we'll be in the same situation as five or six other clubs."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

T

his specializing in mediocrity will only stop when Wenger and his entire back room staff are cleared out. Dortmund are everything Arsenal should be; in fact they're everything Arsenal thought they were, until they met this supreme doppelg nger.

dr soccer
The Bitter Taste Of Arsenal Déjà Vu

Footer 365

Kagawa: My heart stayed in Dortmund

Shinji Kagawa admits life at Manchester United was "particularly difficult", but the playmaker says his heart was always at Borussia Dortmund.

Championship news: Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to leave club

Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears set to leave the club following talks over his future, Sky sources understand.

Championship: Alex Tettey has signed a new two-year deal with Norwich City

Alex Tettey has signed a new two-year deal with Norwich City, with the option to extend for a further year.

Mail Box

I've Given It Some Thought: He's Got To Go

There is some more considered reaction to Arsenal and Liverpool's results, plus a big get well soon message for Jonas Gutierrez. And an apology to Merse...

B**locks To That, I'm Going To Sit In The Shed

Arsenal supporters given their understandable reaction to the debacle in Dortmund, whilst Liverpool fans weren't too impressed either. Still, at least they won...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property