Fulham manager believes season is at new low after FA Cup exit

Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen has stated that Fulham’s 1-0 loss to Sheffield United in the FA Cup fourth round is the lowest point in their season, BBC reports.

The club are currently bottom of the Premier League with 19 points, and are now also out of the FA Cup after Shaun Miller’s 120th minute header in extra time.

“If you talk about this game and ask have we hit rock bottom, we probably have,” the Dutchman said.

“If you say that, then it cannot get any worse, it can only get better.”

The match was a replay, with the Cottagers drawing 1-1 at Bramall Lane, and they were expected to get through a side placed second from bottom in the third tier.

But it wasn’t to be, with Meulensteen’s side failing to create opportunities until a last minute Harry Maguire header was flicked in by Miller to send Fulham out of the competition.

“We could have played until next month and not scored a goal,” he added. “I think the knocks we have picked up over the last couple of weeks have definitely had an influence on the confidence.

“When it happens, that is when you need to stick together. We know we only have ourselves to blame, we need to look in each other’s eyes and dig ourselves out of it.”

The Blades will now face either Preston or Nottingham forest in the next round.