Fulham boss Jol delighted with Dempsey hat-trick in Cup win

Fulham boss Martin Jol was delighted with their FA Cup win over Charlton Athletic.

Fulham boss Martin Jol was delighted with their FA Cup win over Charlton Athletic.

Clint Dempsey's hat-trick helped a strong-looking Cottagers side avoid a potential third-round upset against the npower League One leaders.

"I wasn't here for the last four or five years but I still think the FA Cup is the best competition in the world," the former Tottenham manager said.

"I told the players that and maybe they think differently, but I don't think so.

"For a club like Fulham, maybe you can discuss about [the importance of] the Carling Cup but the FA Cup for me is not sacred, but it is one of the best competitions.

"The only thing that is amazing is I looked at Birmingham v Wolves, for example, and I said to Ray Lewington 'I thought it would be a sellout?'

"Even when I played it was a sellout and it was the same when I was at Spurs.

"20,000 is okay and I hope and that appreciation for the FA Cup will remain the same."

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