Fulham manager Roy Hodgson blamed tired legs for Wednesday's 2-1 defeat at the hands of Blackburn Rovers.
The visitors were trailing to Clint Dempsey's early strike for 68 minutes before El Hadji Diouf and Jason Roberts scored in the last 20 minutes to snatch a dramatic come from behind victory at Craven Cottage.
"I've got to say I thought Blackburn played with a lot of energy. We were struggling to match that," said Hodgson.
"There have been a lot of games for us recently and players are beginning to look tired.
"They've played the long-ball game very well and forced us back.
"I can't say they didn't deserve to win the game and I can't say that we did enough to win it. We lacked a bit of energy but the lads put up a brave performance.
"We simply met a Blackburn team with more energy than us, more strength than us and as a result they were able to get the three points which were so vital for them.
"We'll just have to wait for ours."