MARTIN Jol admits his side were simply not good enough to win at Stoke City on Saturday.
The Fulham boss seems no nearer to solving his team's shyness away from home than previous managers after Saturday's 2-0 defeat in the Potteries.
Four away games have yielded only one point so far – with two late goals at the Britannia Stadium again ruining an awayday.
“I think we contained them well for 80 minutes and we had a couple of chances over the whole game, but I don't think we played well enough to win here,” Jol conceded.
“I think we had the quality to do well here because we are pretty solid and we contained them, but we gave away unnecessary free-kicks, which you shouldn't do against them.
“We played well the first 20 minutes, then forgot to play, because you have to fight them and defend against them and it's not easy on this pitch to play our football.
“In the last 10 minutes, you know what their strengths are - with the throw-ins and set pieces – and we probably have to work on that. But to give it away in the last 10 minutes is harsh."
Jol added: “You know in the last 15 minutes if you don't score, they could probably score from a situation like they did.”