Fulham’s desire to end the 2010/11 season in style was apparent from the first whistle against Arsenal at the Cottage on Sunday and speaking after the game, Jonathan Greening felt his side were desperately unfortunate not to have taken all three points.
“Before the game we obviously wanted to win it and we were hoping Chelsea would beat Everton and that we would take seventh place," Greening told fulhamfc.com. "It wasn’t to be but we played well and we were unlucky not to have won the game.”
Greening put on another impressive performance on Sunday and the midfielder was pleased to have underlined his value to the Team, before casting an eye towards making an impact at the start of next season.
“I’ve been waiting patiently for a chance and it’s taken me until the end of the season to get a run of games, but it’s nice to be on the pitch and set up a few goals in the last two games," said Greening.
“I’ll be keeping fit in the off-season and be pushing for a place next season. I really enjoy it here at Fulham and the boys are quality. We’ve got a really good team spirit and I think that shows out on the pitch.”
Fulham will find out on Friday if they have qualified for next season’s Europa League competition and Greening is desperate for a second bite at a competition that brought Fulham such rich rewards last year.
“Next year should be a really good year and I’m hoping we’re going to be in Europe again because the more games we have the better," Greening explained. "We showed last year that we can cope with both the League, Europe and the two domestic cups.
“I’ll go away for a few weeks with the three kids now and hopefully we’ll be back in June preparing for the Europa League so we can qualify for group round stages – but we’ll have to wait and see."