The Fulham manager Martin Jol has said that the summer signing from Manchester United – Dimitar Berbatov – is capable of scoring more goals this season. The Bulgarian striker has been one of the bright points for Fulham this season in an otherwise dull campaign.
The 32-year-old has recently scored his 10th goal of the season in just 23 matches against Stoke city. Fulham were coming into the encounter on the back of just one win in the last three matches. The 1-0 victory gave them three points and the ability to get into the top half of the table.
After the match, Jol praised the Bulgarian striker by saying that he proved to be the difference between the two teams. There was little created in terms of chances during the match, but Berbatov was bright enough and alert to score a goal. Jol has said that Berbatov is a player who has the capability to score 25 goals a season. He is not surprised that he has already reached close to the half way mark. Jol has said that Fulham should have scored the second goal in order to make the game safe. In the end, the goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer had to help the team get all three points.
“Hopefully he will score other goals but we have other players. Mladen Petric has scored six without playing a lot so we have got more players who can make a difference but Dimitar certainly made a difference today. Dimitar always scores between 15 and 25 goals and it would be silly to think he won’t. score 15-20 goals for us and that is what I always had in mind,” said Martin Jol. Fulham will be making the trip to Sunderland in the next Premier league match. This will be followed by three London Derbies.