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Steve Cooper called Nottingham Forest's 5-0 defeat by Fulham 'embarrassing'  It came in a brutally honest interview where Cooper took blame for the defeat   This HAS to be the time when players show respect and control. Only the captain should approach referees - Listen to It's All Kicking Off

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Steve Cooper has delivered a brutally honest post-match interview where he claimed Nottingham Forest's 5-0 defeat by Fulham was 'embarrassing' adding 'I don't deserve' support and applause from their fanbase

It was his side's fourth defeat on the bounce, with Forest having also previously been beaten by West Ham, Brighton and Everton, slipping to the bottom rung of the Premier League. 

Fulham, meanwhile, bounced back from their late 4-3 loss against Liverpool, with Alex Iwobi and Raul Jimenez both scoring twice to help Marco Silva's side run five goals past their opponents. 

After the match, Forest's fans continued to sing the under pressure manager's name, but Cooper said to BBC Sport: 'I'm embarrassed. I don't deserve it. I'm grateful. But I don't deserve it the players don't.' 

He added: 'I have to take ownership for that (the defeat). But it's embarrassing. I don't deserve it (the applause from fans). And we have to take responsibility for that.'

Steve Cooper has claimed Nottinham Forest's 5-0 defeat by Fulham was 'embarrassing' and says the team do not deserve the fans

Steve Cooper has claimed Nottinham Forest's 5-0 defeat by Fulham was 'embarrassing' and says the team do not deserve the fans

Despite the loss, Forest's travelling fans stayed behind after the game to applaud the team

Despite the loss, Forest's travelling fans stayed behind after the game to applaud the team

'I've just been asked do I fear for my job and that's the right question to ask and a normal one to ask. Genuinely I probably think about that the least, I think about what's right for the football club.'

Questions have been raised over whether Cooper is the right man to lead Forest forwards, with his side having claimed just one victory this season. 

The 43-year-old has been under pressure to get quick results at Forest, with Cooper previously speaking on how much he cares for the club.  

On Wednesday he reaffirmed those comments and said to Sky Sports on the defeat: 'It was a real painful one. It falls on me and we have to own up to it.

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