Fulham boss Martin Jol: Damien Duff is like Arjen Robben

10:47 09 April 2012

Martin Jol, Fulham manager

Martin Jol, Fulham manager

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Whites boss heaps praise on Irish winger

Fulham boss Martin Jol has heaped praise on winger Damien Duff, comparing the Irishman to Baynern Munich star Arjen Robben,

The 33-year-old has been in top form of late and is set to face former club Chelsea this evening at Craven Cottage.

The Blues spent £17million to bring Duff to Stamford Bridge from Blackburn and despite his advancing years, Jol believes the winger is still world class.

“I’ve known Damien for a long time. I’ve managed teams against him,” the Dutchman said.

“If you get him on the ball higher up the pitch I think he’s a real handful — he’s like Robben.

“But if you have to defend 4-4-2, it’s different for him. He will work because he’s educated like that — unbelievable.

“He’s disciplined and a team player.”

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