'Stressed' - Fulham defender makes honest Leeds United admission after defeat at Craven Cottage

FULHAM defender Joachim Andersen admits Leeds United were worthy winners of Friday's clash at Craven Cottage - and that the Whites left his side "stressed".

Saturday, 20th March 2021, 3:40 pm

Andersen drew the Cottagers level at 1-1 in the 38th minute of Friday night's Premier League fixture when netting from a corner as the Cottagers hit back from Patrick Bamford's 29th-minute opener.

However, Leeds ensured they left with all three points thanks to Raphinha's strike two minutes before the hour and Danish centre-back Andersen said Fulham could have few complaints.

Asked about his first Premier League goal ultimately counting for nothing, Lyon loanee Andersen told FFCtv: "I don't care about my goal.

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FRUSTRATION: Fulham defender Joachim Andersen blasts the ball into the net after Raphinha's Leeds United winner in Friday night's clash at Craven Cottage. Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images.

"For me, I think it was the worst game we have played in the season.

"Nothing we practiced during the week succeeded and I think it was a fair result to be fair. We have to do much better."

Pushed to try and explain where it went wrong for the third-bottom Cottagers, Andersen said: "It is difficult to say straight after the game but I don't feel like we were cool enough on the ball.

"We stressed too much maybe.

"They also came on strong in the midfield, something we wanted to do, use the midfield to balance off and get the spare man free.

"But it didn't succeed.

"We know Leeds. We know they play one against one all over the pitch and in training I felt it was going really really well.

"But it didn't come out today and it's really disappointing."

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Thank you Laura Collins