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Schurrle backs Ranieri to keep Fulham up

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Fulham forward Andre Schurrle believes manager Claudio Ranieri has the experience to the club in the Premier League after another defeat leaves them at the bottom of the table.

Fulham sacked former boss Slavisa Jokanovic and appointed title-winning former Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri to help turn things around as the club looks set to be heading into a relegation battle.

But German winger Schurrle is counting on Ranieri’s experience in the Premier League to lift the club the safety this season.

“Claudio Ranieri knows the Premier League very well and he knows how to win games,” Schurrle told Sky Sports.

“He knows how to play, and he knows that we have to be compact, we have to be solid, we have to defend with all 10 men sometimes.

“We are still getting used to it because it’s a lot of tactics, a lot of defensive work because at the moment we need it.

“We need a clean sheet somehow to get some confidence in our defending and that’s what we’re trying to do.”