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Cottagers boss pleased with his defensive options following tough test at the Britannia Stadium and insists that attacking flaws are to blame for his side's defeat

Martin Jol has described his 'frustration' with his side's lack of goals following Fulham's 2-0 defeat at Stoke City on Saturday.

Late goals from Jonathan Walters and Rory Delap secured all three points for the Potters but Jol refused to criticise his defence following the game.

"I think we are a solid team at the back and we contained them," Jol told Fulham's official website.

"It’s not easy, a lot of teams have problems here, but I don’t think we had a big problem. The only thing is you need to score a goal, because you always know that they are capable of scoring from set pieces.

"And that is why we lost this game, because we didn’t score. We had a few chances, but if your aim is a nil-nil draw, you have to do your bit for 90 minutes, not just 80.”

Jol was disappointed that his side abandoned their usual style of play after failing to break down a notoriously stubborn Stoke defence.

He continued: “We know their style and they’re good at that, but I thought we did well, although after a while we tried to do the same thing, to fight them instead of playing football.

“But having said that, I don’t think we had a big problem, so it’s frustrating that after 80 minutes they had the situation they wanted, to score goals."

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