Jol backs Berbatov to replace departed Spurs man after West Brom double

17:49 15 September 2012

Dimitar Berbatov celebrates with Fulham team-mate Alexander Kacaniklic. Photo: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

Dimitar Berbatov celebrates with Fulham team-mate Alexander Kacaniklic. Photo: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

EMPICS Sport

Fulham manager Martin Jol is confident Dimitar Berbatov can fill Clint Dempsey’s scoring boots after his two-goal home debut against West Brom.

The former Manchester United and Tottenham man put in a man-of-the-match performance as the Cottagers overcame West Brom 3-0 at Craven Cottage, scoring a sumptuous opener and converting a penalty.

The 31-year-old was a busy presence all over the pitch, showing the work-rate and desire he frequently lacked during his time at Manchester United.

Jol was impressed by Berbatov’s instant impact and believes the Bulgarian is the ideal man to soften the blow of losing last season’s top scorer Dempsey to Spurs on transfer deadline day.

“I was ever so pleased with Dimitar,” said Jol

“He was at the back; he was in midfield; he was up front; he scored a good goal, so I was happy.

“He wanted to give us the result, almost.

“I feel that if he’s fit then he will hopefully do what Clint Dempsey did for us because that was a big step back for us to lose him.”

Related articles

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Usher has revealed his son has told him he doesn’t think he’s a very good singer.

Read more

Wandering which app to download next? We get to grips with what’s new.

Read more

Alicia Keys showed off her baby bump with husband Swizz Beatz at Keep A Child Alive’s 2014 Black Ball.

Read more

Promotions

BT Home Smart Cam

When I was first told by my boss that I would be doing a review on the BT Smart Cam 100 I didn’t quite know what to expect. Before even looking at the product I was picturing it as nothing more than a web cam with a fancy name.

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

TOP STORIES

Quizzes

Roy Keane  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Roy Keane denied the world of more glorious beard action this weekend by shaving his famous chin hair off, however football is still littered with some impressive beards.

Read more
Do you fancy yourself as a football ground know-it-all? Try our devilishly difficult quiz!

How well do you know your football stadiums? This brand new quiz from London24 will seperate the men from the boys...

Read more
Guess the managers quiz

The managerial merry-go-round spins quickly these days so do you think you’ve got the knowledge to recognise the faces of all these football bosses?

Read more
Brede Hangeland  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

How well do you know the current generation of Fulham’s players? Well now is your chance to compete against your mates and fellow fans and find out!

Read more

Fulham Transfer News