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Hetinga admits Fulham defending the big problem

Fulham defender Johnny Heitinga admits their problems this season have been at the back.

The Cottagers were defeated at Cardiff City on Saturday.

Heitinga said: "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.

"It's not difficult to see what the problem is - we concede too many goals. This is a team at the moment that plays without confidence.

"But you have to believe we can still do it. I believe in the miracle. There are still 27 points to fight for. The only thing that matters at the moment is Fulham. It does not matter how we survive. We have to find a way.

"The manager afterwards said to us that Fulham is a club full of history and we have to try everything to keep it in the league. We need to take the best parts out of this game it and it needs to be quick, because its already five minutes past midnight now. Survival for us is the trophy. It's the same now as winning a cup or a title."

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