CHERRIES goalkeeper Neto felt Fulham’s third goal came at the “worst moment” for his side in an eventual 3-1 defeat away at Craven Cottage.

A slice of bad luck for Cherries saw Lewis Cook’s slip inside the area punished by Bobby De Cordova-Reid inside five minutes, before Rodrigo Muniz put the hosts 2-0 up prior to the break.

Marcos Senesi powered home after the restart to halve the deficit, but before Cherries could even think of getting another, Fulham restored their two-goal cushion through Muniz.

After Fulham’s third, Cherries huffed and puffed in search of a way back into the contest, but were unable to convert any more of their 25 shots in to another goal.

Discussing the match with BBC Radio Solent, Neto commented: “I think we had a poor start and poor luck as well, conceding the first goal.

“But this is things that happen, and you have to be more ready after situations like this.

“The interpretation wasn't the best.

“We have to keep going and looking for what we can improve from today.

“We have to go to the next game ready.”

Asked if he felt Cook’s loose footing that led to Fulham’s opener set the tone for the afternoon, the Brazilian replied: “No, of course not.

“This is the kind of thing that happens. Lewis who can slip and the player can miss the goal.

“Things like this will happen.

“We have to be ready for everything, it’s the Premier League.

“Sometimes we start like this, we will concede goals like this. But we have to be able to change the situation.”

After amassing nine shots in the first period, Cherries fired off a further 16 in the second half, with only Senesi finding the back of the net.

Captain Neto felt his side could have managed the final 45 in a better fashion.

He restarted: “I think the second half we could manage better the game.

“We had more opportunities. We created a lot of opportunities as well.

“The set piece we score, we concede again I think in the worst moment of the game.

“We were coming up, we were having more opportunities.

“But like I say, we have to be able and I think we have to manage the maximum things that we can.”

Cherries return to action next Saturday, when they visit St James’ Park to face Newcastle United.