In what was Fulham's first Premier League game since the 2013/14 season, a host of new signings made their debut for the club,
Although disappointed, Jokanovic spoke well of his players after having a limited time to work with the host of new arrivals following the transfer window.
Speaking post-match to Sky Sports, he said: "
"It was a shame, we wanted to start this competition with a positive result. We showed some positive things, obviously we need to improve many things and we are disappointed after this result."
The Cottagers now have a tough game against Tottenham to prepare for in a weeks time as they search for their first points of the season, and Jokanovic knows the best will come from his squad once they adapt to life in the Premier League.
He continued, stating: "
"The Crystal Palace goalkeeper made some great saves but in the end, this team is new and we had two players that we incorporated yesterday to work with us.
21% - Fulham have won just 25 of their 119 London derbies in the Premier League (21%), the lowest win rate among London teams in the competition. Overcome. pic.twitter.com/foKQLgUfoJ— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 11, 2018
"It was our first test in this competition and we know there is more power, more pace and more quality so we must adapt ourselves for this level."