Fulham boss admits Spurs have advantage

The FA Cup semi-finals clash ended in a goalless draw and the teams will now meet again at White Hart Lane on 24th March for the replay.

“I’m only the more disappointed because it was a home game and the advantage now passes over to Tottenham because they will be at home for the replay,” he said.

“We’re pretty evenly matched and I’m disappointed we couldn’t get the goal that would have put us through.

“We were close at the end, but, on the basis of the play, 0-0 was a fair result, although it was anything other than a dull cup tie because of the quality and commitment on show.

“The atmosphere was magnificent. I’m pleased we didn’t lose as that would have been a bitter disappointment.”

Hodgson also commented on the state of the pitch at Craven Cottage.

“The chairman is keen to invest in a new pitch. We badly need it because this one has been going a while,” he added.

“By this stage of winter it gets bare and uneven and that doesn’t help ball control. We need a proper pitch, there will be no temporary solution.”