Fulham manager Martin Jol retains belief in his players despite their 4-3 Capital One Cup exit to Leicester at the King Power Stadium, according to Sky Sports.
Jol made nine changes to his starting line-up from Fulham's defeat at Southampton at the weekend, and felt his fringe players had done enough to go through in the competition.
'We showed even with nine different players we were the better team in the second half and we should go to the next round but we didn't,' Jol said.
'I trust them and I need to trust them and I want to trust them so that was not the problem because I really thought we had a good team out.
'I thought in midfield we had a couple of good players and I had a good bench - I thought Darren Bent could make a difference and Bryan Ruiz showed that he can make a difference so the scenario was okay.
'Giorgos (Karagounis) is a hero for me - he came in and worked his socks off and scored the third goal,' Jol added.
'Of course we've got other players who will come in again who were rested or injured. We had four or five who were injured and we couldn't play them so we had to change the team.
'A few boys showed they can play and they can play on Saturday. I thought the spirit was good but we gave cheap goals away.'
The defeat increases the pressure on Jol, whose Fulham side are 14th in the table after only three wins.
Jol claimed he does not feel under pressure. He said: 'I don't feel pressure because we're not bottom of the league, there are six or seven other teams on similar points and lower.
'If people tell me I've got pressure, then I've got pressure - but for me it's no problem.'
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