Fulham captain Brede Hangeland still believes that his side can avoid relegation from the Premier League, despite them being four points from safety with seven games to play.

The Cottagers endured the latest in a long line of hammerings on Saturday as they slipped to a 5-0 loss at Manchester City, leaving them rooted to the foot of the table.

As the season ticks to its close, it is now looking more and more likely that the West London club’s 13 year stay in the top tier will be coming to an end, with Felix Magath’s side possessing the worst defensive record and goal difference in the division after a woeful campaign.

But even with the odds stacked firmly against them, Hangeland believes that avoiding relegation is still achievable.

When asked if he thinks Fulham can haul themselves out of the bottom three, the Norwegian said:

“Very much so. We have quite a few games we know we can win.” He is quoted by The Express.

“It is still doable and there is a belief we can do it.

“Time is running out a little bit and we need to pick up results.

“But if we are honest, we didn’t expect to win at Man City. We were hoping for something but I suppose in the ‘budget’ there weren’t many points here. We will have to get them elsewhere.

“There is no point dwelling on any game of football, and definitely not a defeat like this.

“We are going back to London to work on training and prepare for Sunday.”

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