Fulham Boss Silva Defends Bassey After Poor Display Against Tottenham

Fulham Boss Silva Defends Bassey After Poor Display Against Tottenham

Fulham manager Marco Silva has weighed in on the criticisms that trailed Calvin Basseys performance in the clubs 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur.

Bassey was blamed for the two goals conceded by the Whites in the encounter played at the Tottenham Stadium.

The Nigeria international was deployed in an unfamiliar right centre-back position and he struggled all through the game.

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Silva refused to blame the versatile defender for his sides defeat in the game.

Tottenham pressed really strong and more on Calvin, Silva was quoted by the clubs official website.

They knew that we were playing a left-footed central defender on the right-hand side, and we were punished for the mistake.

We spoke at half-time that the solution for Bassey has to be completely different, the position of our midfield has to be completely different for him to have a solution.

Not just the decision from Calvin was wrong for the second goal, the players should be there to avoid this type of mistake because of course it can happen. It is much more of a process than just one player making a bad decision.

Bassey linked up with Fulham from Eredivisie giants Ajax in the summer.

The 23-year-old has made five league appearances for the London club.

The game against Tottenham Hotspur was his first start since August.

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