MARTIN Jol wants Fulham to take control of their own destiny by picking up three more points at Liverpool next weekend.
The Whites slumped to their fourth successive defeat at home to Nigel Adkins' already-relegated Reading this afternoon.
Bryan Ruiz found the net twice but it was not enough as a Hal Robson-Kanu brace and one each from Adam Le Fondre and Gem Karacan sunk the hosts at Craven Cottage.
Fulham are now just five points clear of Wigan and the Premier League relegation zone and Roberto Martinez's men have a game in hand in the fight for survival.
Jol now has two games left to make sure the Cottagers avoid the drop as Liverpool are the visistors next Sunday and a trip to Swansea awaits on the final day.
He said: "We had 40 points at a very early stage, so that was remarkable.
"After that the pressure was a bit off us and now you see all these teams like Aston Villa and, before Monday, Sunderland with Paolo di Canio picking up points.
"They got spirit from that and that is what we need as well, because I feel you need to take things into your hands and you need another three points.
"The first half I was disappointed, but the second half we never gave up and were in it until it went 4-2.
"But it wasn't the best performance, of course. People were shouting to get Bryan Ruiz off and then he scored two goals after that.
"I was really happy because he is a good player, but it was not the best performance - not as a team, not as an individual."
Jol has been happy with the application of his players in recent games, however the Dutchman admitted felt ashamed for the supporters in the wake of this afternoon's result.
He added: “I said it last week, after the Arsenal game, that my players fought like lions, which means the application was there.
“It is not easy when you have 40 points to motivate yourself and each other, but in that respect we did okay and it was one of our better matches against Chelsea.
“We couldn’t get the results, and it was difficult for us against Everton, but against Reading we really wanted to win and get the points, so I am a little bit ashamed for the fans.”
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