Fulham manager Martin Jol has expressed his pleasure at the conclusion of his side’s pre-season tour and admitted that he is still in the market for ‘one or two’ more players.
The Cottagers rounded off their tour of Costa Rica with a win over Deportivo Saprissa on Saturday by way of penalty shoot-out.
Goals from Bryan Ruiz and Hugo Rodallega took the game to penalties in what was Fulham’s hardest fought match of the tour.
Jol stated after that he was pleased with the way the club had conducted themselves on their travels, and gave a strong hint that new faces might be brought into Craven Cottage in the near future.
Jol said: “We saw maybe eight, nine, ten very good players here so it was a very good exercise and we could train well and we played good games, all the players were involved. It was almost perfect.”
With the Cottagers having had a disappointing season last year by their recent standards, the Fulham boss is intent on them breaking back into the top 10 this time around - a feat he thinks can be achieved with a little tinkering.
“We are still looking for one or two players to make it 100 per cent,” Jol explained.
“We would like to be in the top ten. We were a bit unlucky last year because we missed a lot of players. Mousa Dembele went, then of course top scorer Clint Dempsey went and Danny Murphy, then Mahamadou Diarra was injured.”
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