Parker backs Fulham to beat the drop

14 January 2021 22:05:34 GMTPlus11

Scott Parker hailed his Fulham side as "immense" and backed the Cottagers to stay up as they fought back to draw 1-1 in their hastily rearranged Premier League trip to Tottenham.

Parker had been furious at having to play the game, claiming he wasn't told until Monday morning because Tottenham's original midweek fixture – against Aston Villa – had been postponed.

But the Fulham boss need not have worried as his under-prepared side produced a gutsy effort at the Tottenham Stadium and emerged with a well-earned point.

Harry Kane had headed Jose Mourinho's men in front but Ivan Caveleiro equalised in the 74th minute for Fulham.

Alphonse Areola had to pull off a string of saves to keep Fulham in the game but Parker was adamant his underdogs had been well worth the point.

That was a fifth successive draw for Fulham, who are now two points behind Brighton with two games in hand, and could move out of the bottom three on Saturday if they beat Chelsea at Craven Cottage.

"I thought we were immense with the ball, our game plan, the way we went about it," Parker told Fulham's official website. "We caused Spurs a lot of problems.

"Of course you come to this place and you're going to need your keeper to pull off a couple of saves, which he did, but for large parts I thought we controlled the game really well and showed some real quality. I think we can stay up – I see a team growing."

Fulham might be on a decent unbeaten run but they are 6.50 to beat Chelsea, who are a 1.50 chance.

It's 1.83 Fulham are relegated from the Premier League.

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