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Sanchez calm despite loss

08 Oct 2007 - 11:03:24

Fulham manager Lawrie Sanchez is adamant that he is not feeling under pressure despite having to listen to the Craven Cottage faithful booing his team off the pitch following Sunday's home defeat to Portsmouth.

The loss leaves the Cottagers in the Premier League relegation zone but, despite spending £25million on new players in the summer, Sanchez is remaining optimistic about his own prospects.

"I can understand the fans' frustration," he admitted after the 2-0 defeat.

"They've seen us play well all season and not take points. Going into the bottom three is something I'm not happy with, and neither are the players, but we've been our own worst enemies.

"There's pressure on every manager. The investment is long-term. If we're in the bottom three in the last third of the season, then you're under real pressure.

"We've had a series of hard games and we've been in every one of them until the second half today. Now we've games that we expect to win, and must win, against Derby, Sunderland and Reading."


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