Fulham new boy William Kvist says the Whites will be doing ‘everything’ they can to preserve the Club’s Barclays Premier League status.
The midfielder was handed his debut as Fulham took on Southampton at the Cottage on Saturday. But a disappointing 3-0 defeat to the in-form Saints, coupled with Cardiff City’s win over Norwich City, saw the Whites sink to the foot of the table.
With just 14 games left this season, Kvist admits Fulham need to quickly turn their fortunes around in order to move away from trouble.
“I thought we played well in the first half on Saturday and had some good chances,” the 28-year-old told the official website. “But when you’re down at the bottom it’s often the story that you don’t get that bit of luck you need. If we’d gone 1-0 up I’m confident we would have won the game.
“We’d been defending well but when Southampton went in front it was difficult for us to get back in the game. It’s disappointing but we have 14 games left and I’m still quite sure that this is a very good team and over the coming weeks we’ll train together and try and pick up a lot of points.”
Teams all the way up to 10th-placed Aston Villa are still not clear of the danger and Kvist continued: “It’s very close down there but we just have to focus on ourselves, that’s the most important thing. If we can score some goals and defend well, no matter who we’re playing, then we’ll get points.”
Fixtures don’t come much tougher than Fulham’s next two league games, with an away trip to Manchester United followed by a home encounter with Liverpool.
“Yes, they don’t get much harder but it’s a hard league,” stated Kvist. “We’re looking forward to the two games and we’ll do everything, I repeat, everything, we can to get some points from the matches.”
Result aside, Kvist was delighted to pull on the Fulham shirt for the first time following his loan switch from VfB Stuttgart on Thursday.
“I enjoyed the first half especially,” the Denmark international mused. “It was a high tempo but I made it to 80 minutes feeling good. The Cottage is an historical place and the atmosphere was fantastic. Hopefully next time the result will be better.”