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The Whites finished in ninth, level on points with Liverpool
Fulham manager Martin Jol was pleased with his first season in charge of the Whites, despite a 2-0 defeat to Tottenham on the final day of the season.
The Dutchman guided the club to ninth place after starting their season in June with the qualifying rounds of the Europa League.
“I think in hindsight if you see the gap with the other teams - equal on points with Liverpool and five points clear of the others you could say we were the best of the rest. It is not fantastic but it is good,” he said.
“I would like to have had a draw here and maybe be eighth but ninth is fantastic.”
Nevertheless he was unhappy with the way his side started the game at White Hart Lane.
“If you concede a goal after 90 seconds it is always difficult, you make it difficult for yourselves,” he said.
“We know that if you come to a place like White Hart Lane you have to play with flair and not be intimidated.
“In the first half an hour they were better, stronger and sharper and had everything to play for.
“We created a few chances and then they scored again after a bad clearance and that is exactly what you shouldn’t do.”
Jol, who took over as Fulham boss last June was happy with a ninth-placed finish in the final standings.