Fulham boss Jol excited by Ruiz, Berbatov link-up

Fulham boss Martin Jol is excited by the link-up of Bryan Ruiz and Dimitar Berbatov after their 3-3 draw at Arsenal.

Fulham boss Martin Jol is excited by the link-up of Bryan Ruiz and Dimitar Berbatov after their 3-3 draw at Arsenal.

There were some fears that Bryan Ruiz and Berbatov were too similar to play together but the pair caused Arsenal all manner of problems.

“They’re not similar,” said Jol. “Bryan is more of an offensive midfield player and Berbatov is a striker, like Robbie Keane who can drop in and try to create things. But today we thought it was good for Berbatov to go into the pockets and try and create space for other people.

“Berbatov gave them a big problem. But you would like to have other players to get in these positions behind him and to stretch the opposition. Sometimes we did and sometimes we didn’t but I still feel to play in the way we did at Arsenal and score three goals was great.”

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