Next Match: at home to Aston Villa, December 08
New Fulham boss Meulensteen hailed his side's "inspired" performance in Wednesday's 2-1 home defeat by Tottenham, and tipped unsettled striker Dimitar Berbatov to help guide the Cottagers away from the relegation zone. Berbatov's agent has confirmed the Bulgaria forward is "not happy" at Fulham, and will seek a move in January. Meulensteen shrugged off talk of persuading Berbatov to stay, insisting the focus remains on the hectic December schedule. Meulensteen said: "I thought he was fantastic. He was unbelievable, he led the line fantastically, and I know really, really well what Dimitar is capable of doing because I've worked with him for so long. The most important thing is that we have to focus now from game to game, right up until the start of January. I've had some good chats with Dimitar, he's a player who really cares for this club and I thought that was evident the way he performed."