Parker eager to learn from mistakes

05 August 2020 19:18:18 GMTPlus10

Fulham boss Scott Parker is hopeful the club can learn from the mistakes they made in their last Premier League campaign after securing a return to the top flight with victory in the Championship playoff final.

Having only been relegated from the Premier League in the 2018/19 season, Fulham have bounced straight back up after beating Brentford 2-1 in Tuesday's final at Wembley.

The prestigious encounter at the national stadium went into extra-time, with Joe Bryan netting in the 105th minute, catching Bees keeper David Raya off guard with a 40-yard free-kick.

Bryan netted a second with three minutes of extra time remaining to send Fulham back up to the Premier League before Henrik Dalsgaard scored a late consolation goal for Brentford.

But Parker, who led Fulham to a fourth-placed finish in the Championship this season, insists the club will learn from their mistakes from two years ago, when they invested heavily but went down after only one season.

Speaking after the game, Parker said: "There were some clear errors made last time - we will learn from that. We need to learn from that.

"We're going into the best league in the world, the best players, the best teams… it's a brutal league and I realise the challenge ahead.

"What we're trying to build and what we're trying to engrain in these players, in this football club, is some core foundations - I hope we can grow gradually. It's going to be tough but, if we can't, we have core foundations that we always fall back on."

Meanwhile, Fulham are 1.33 to be relegated in Premier League 2020/21.

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