Fulham boss Scott Parker was “disappointed” owner Tony Khan had apologised for his side’s performance in a tweet following Monday’s 3-0 home defeat to Aston Villa.
Owner Khan took to twitter straight after the full-time whistle to apologise for the team’s display and also promised to bring in reinforcements before the transfer window comes to a close on October 5.
Parker said: “I think obviously I said it last night. People have the platform. You own a football club, you can decide how you want to communicate or send a message out.
“It’s not something I agree with, it’s not helpful from that sense but like I said that’s down to the owner and how he sees it.
“There’s one thing that I’m disappointed with and that’s how he’s actually apologising for the performance and that is something that I don’t agree with and he shouldn’t have.
“The performance last night was a good performance which was a group of players who have done everything they can, worked tirelessly from the first minute to the 95.
“At 3-0 down they were still trying work as much as they can to try and get us back in the game and for that I don’t agree with him.
“I’ll be the first to have an issue with my squad and my team and my players if I felt that that was something which needed to be criticised. So I have an issue with that and obviously that’s something which I don’t agree with.
“The other bits, it is what it is and I think we understand our challenges this year and the rest is noise.”
Parker admitted following the game his side needed to address their shortcomings, but said he did not know whether any players would be joining in the coming days.
I should + will apologize repeatedly for that performance. I’m sorry everybody. We all need to do a better job. Everyone at the club for the past year worked really hard to get the team up, & now we need to work significantly harder to stay up. I promise better efforts than today
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) September 28, 2020
“Honestly I don’t know,” the Cottagers manager said. “It’s got to the point where I just want to focus on the team really.
“The transfer window as been open for some time and I can’t control that. I can’t control who we’re going to get and who we’re not going to get. I can give an opinion.
“We’ve now only a few days left of it and we are where we are. So I don’t want to lose sight of what I have to do with the team and lose energy elsewhere. We’re in the market of course we are, but we was in the market a few days after Wembley when we went into this league.
“The people in those areas are trying their hardest and hopefully we can get some help.”
Carragher says Fulham are doomed
Sky Sports’ Jamie Carragher slammed Khan’s decision to post about the dfefeat on social media: “It never works, it always ends up in tears.
“He’s a clown, getting involved with that. Just shut your mouth, get on with it, keep your head down.
“It was a really poor performance. It was that bad, we were actually laughing at some of the defending. Fulham are going down – I’ve never been more certain about anything in my life.
“I’m more certain of Fulham going down than Liverpool winning the league. What we saw there was actually unbelievable.”