Heitinga: Fulham need a miracle

Fulham defender John Heitinga has said that his team need a miracle if they are to survive relegation this season, according to Sky Sports.

The Cottagers are currently bottom of the Premier League table and are four points from safety.

The former Everton man admitted that although it will be tough to stay up this season, he believes his side can achieve the improbable.

“You have to believe we can still do it. I still believe in the miracle,” said Heitinga.

“There are still 27 points to fight for, and we play some of the teams around us, but to stay in the Premier League now would be like winning the Champions League for us.

“Survival for us is the trophy. It’s the same now as winning a cup or a title. The only thing that matters at the moment is Fulham. It does not matter how we survive, we have to find a way.”

The 30-year-old believes that the London club’s troubles stem from their goal difference, which is currently the worst in the Premier League.

The Dutchman also admitted that the side are lacking confidence and need to pick themselves up quickly if they are to turn their fortunes around.

“It’s not difficult to see what the problem is – we concede too many goals,” added Heitinga. “This is a team at the moment that plays without confidence and concedes goals too easily.

“It was not good enough. We have to take a look in the mirror now because there are only nine games left.

“We need to stick together as a team, we need to have a little bit of luck. We have got the quality in the squad, but we need to show it on the pitch.”

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