The Cottager manager knows that the Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid loaner experience will be vital as a side fight against relegation
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Scott Parker has assisted goalkeeper Alphonse Areola to bring some great performances to Fulham in their battle against the drop.
And the Cottagers boss believes that the 27-year-old Frenchman’s experience at the big club will be a key factor in keeping his club going.
Areola, who was loaned from Paris Saint-Germain and previously worked temporarily at Villarreal and Real Madrid, was brilliant ahead of the international break against West Ham.
He needs to be in equally good shape for the weeks ahead, with tough trips to Leicester and Manchester City after Everton’s visit today.
Parker said, « Alphonse will be vital, he’s been important to us since he got in.
« I’m fortunate to have two or three very experienced and exceptional goalkeepers, but Alphonse is No. 1 right now. 1.
“Since he settled in and got the speed of the Premier League under control, he’s been great for us.
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« If you are a team like us this year with the challenges we have to face, your goalkeeper needs to stand up and do an incredible job. « .
« It’s great for us to have a player with the experience they have when it comes to being among the top clubs in big competitions. « .
« He brings this experience that will help us and the players who don’t have it.
Another player to impress in the 1-0 loss to the Hammers was Andre-Frank Anguissa, and Parker knows he and his midfielders need to be back today.
Parker added, « It’s a tough game. You bought very well in James Rodriguez and Allan’s attributes go very well with the Premier League.
« We recognize the challenges we are facing, but at the same time I would like to believe that we ourselves have a certain quality. « . We can hurt them too.
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