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Monday, September 17, 2012
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More to come from Berbatov, says Jol

Kevin Palmer

Fulham manager Martin Jol has backed deadline day signing Dimitar Berbatov to fill the goalscoring gap left by the departure of Clint Dempsey to Tottenham.

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Jol believes Baerbatov can break the 20-goal barrier this season, and the striker was in scintillating form as he bagged his first two goals for Fulham in Saturday's 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

The Craven Cottage manager, who worked with Berbatov at Tottenham and brought him back to London from Manchester United, said: "Dimitar was top scorer even when he was not playing at Manchester United on a regular basis. That tells you much about his abilities, which have always been exceptional.

"Wherever he has played, he has been one of the top scorers. Even in a year when he didn't play all the games at United, he had 20 or 21 goals and helped them win the title, so I have no doubt that he can score just as many for us now.

"People who say he doesn't do enough for the team needed to watch him against West Brom. I think he did more than he has ever done before in his life. He was at the back, he was in midfield, he was up front and he scored good goals, so I was happy.

"Dimitar had other options, and there were other clubs in England that wanted him, but it was a good opportunity for us and we are seeing what he can do for us already. There is more to come."

For his part, Berbatov believes "good things will happen" this season, saying: "If I feel the coach is trusting my ability then I can do special things on the pitch.

"I just want to show that I appreciate that Fulham took me to their club. I know the coach, he trusts me and good things can happen when I am in this environment."




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