AARON Hughes insists there is no crisis of confidence at Fulham, in spite of the hammer-blow of a Boxing Day home defeat at the hands of West Ham.
The Whites are treading water – having now gone eight without a win following the 3-1 defeat. In fact, they have only won twice in the Premier League all season.
But Hughes (pictured) is refusing to concede it is starting to affect the team's displays.
“We're disappointed with the situation we find ourselves in, but the confidence hasn't drained out of the side,” Hughes said.
“We still believe in each other and still know that we can put a lot of things right.
“There are still a lot of games in the next two weeks in quick succession and if we can get a little bit of momentum going, we can turn things around pretty quickly.
“We've got to lift ourselves up and put today behind us and try to dig in to put some points on the board and don't let other teams drift away from us.”
Hughes said of the West Ham defeat: “The first half was strange because we were on top for most of it and then we conceded a couple of bad goals near the end and it's given us a mountain to climb.
“It left us more open at the back and we just couldn't get ourselves back in the game. Once they got their noses in front, they just sat in behind the ball and tried to hit us on the counter.
“We're disappointed because we saw today as a good opportunity to get something from the game.
“I wouldn't say we were unlucky, but the frustrating thing for us was they had three or four chances and scored three, while we had a couple of chances that just didn't go in for us.”