David's Desire

Tuesday 4 February 2014 09:08

Having made two appearances for Fulham in this season’s FA Cup with Budweiser, Chris David is desperate to be involved again on Tuesday evening.

The young Dutchman was handed his Whites debut in the prestigious competition in last month’s 1-1 draw at Norwich City in the Third Round.

“Everyone knows the FA Cup,” David told the official matchday programme. “It’s one of the biggest cup tournaments in the world. It was a special day for me making my debut. I’d been here a year and I’d worked hard for that moment, so yes it was a special occasion for me and I hope I get more chances and more minutes for Fulham.

“I’d already played some games in pre-season but this was my debut. When I went on the pitch, I felt something in my stomach. It was an amazing feeling. When the game kicked off, I just wanted to show people what I could do. I didn’t think about the crowd after that, I just tried to play my game.”

The 20-year-old played the full 90 minutes at Carrow Road before again being handed a starting role in the Fourth Round tie away to Sheffield United.

At a rain-drenched Bramall Lane, David played for just under an hour as Fulham departed Yorkshire with a 1-1 draw to tee up the Replay with the Sky Bet League One Blades.

“We were expecting a tough game up there as cup matches are always difficult,” said David. “It was played on a tough pitch in wet conditions against a team who were probably happy to sit back and defend and wait for their moment to hit us on the break. It was difficult for us to play and we could have done better but we tried our best and we got a draw. Now it’s up us to beat them on Tuesday.”

To read the full interview with David, pick up an official matchday programme on Tuesday.

Other key content in the only matchday magazine that matters - which is available to download digitally from 12pm on Tuesday - include:  

  • René Meulensteen pens his regular programme notes
  • Moussa Dembélé takes the Fulham 50 challenge
  • Andy Melville recalls a goalscoring performance against Sheffield United
  • Former Blades star Brian Deane assesses the Cottage encounter
  • Beautiful South singer Paul Heaton discusses his lifelong love for the Blades
  • And Alain Goma looks back on his playing stint in SW6
Priced £3, the 68-page publication is available from various sellers on Stevenage Road from two hours before kick-off. Fans can also order copies directly from www.programmemaster.com

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