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Magath nervous for relegation conclusion

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By Jamie Elliott

Thursday 01 May 2014

Fulham manager Felix Magath has revealed that he is nervous ahead of his side’s final two games of the Premier League season, Sky Sports reports.

Felix Magath

Magath has never suffered relegation before in his 19-year career but Fulham are currently nineteenth in the Premier League and facing the drop.

Despite facing a crucial final two games against Stoke and at home to Crystal Palace, the German believes two wins out of two will see that the Cottagers remain in the top flight.

"For me, it (keeping Fulham in the Premier League) would be my most successful achievement," he said.

"I have never been relegated and I'm a bit afraid of the situation, I don't know how it feels to be relegated. I am afraid.

"I am always nervous, without nerves you cannot bring 100 per cent. The mental side is always the most important thing - the players know how to kick, mentality is what we are fighting for.

Fulham are just one point from escaping the relegation zone but their goal difference will mean they must secure as many as possible to climb the table.

The 60-year-old faces a big test now as he looks to extend his personal achievement of never being relegated and hopes to keep Premier League football at Craven Cottage.

"I still believe two wins will be enough. There is no doubt, we need three points to have the chance to not be relegated. That is the situation,” added Magath.

"We know Stoke are a very good team at home, but we are confident that we have developed in the last few weeks and showed against Hull last weekend that we are able to play good games.

"Away from home we won at Aston Villa and we are confident we can manage it. The atmosphere is very good and the players want to show people we are still alive."

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