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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.
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
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.