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Fulham boss Hodgson: I'm only part of story

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson will deflect any praise he receives to his players if they're to beat the drop this season.

"It would be a great achievement by the team if we stay up - I'm just a part of it," said Hodgson.

"I wish there were six or seven games left to play and if there were I'd be feeling really confident that we could get ourselves out if it.

"I fear we've left it very late but the great thing is we go to the last game with a chance of success. Three or four weeks ago our chances looked so slim.

"But we never lost faith in ourselves and always felt we could do it.

"However, I don't blame other people for not sharing that belief as logically it looked like we were going down."

The former Inter Milan boss added: "The work we've done in practice has been underestimated. I'm first and foremost a coach.

"I'm not the type of manager who stands there in a suit or spends the time in the office while other people oversee five-a-side. I go out onto the field and work on our attacking and defending.

"If I was to be given credit for anything over the last four months I'd like it to be for the way the team has played - the way we've tried to attack and defend."

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