Dembélé: We Kept Fighting

Monday 26 October 2015 12:00

Moussa Dembélé was proud of the fighting spirit shown by Fulham as they stunned Reading at the weekend.

The Whites found themselves two goals down early on in the second half but refused to let their heads drop, instead launching a blistering response to net three times in six minutes.

Dembélé scored the equaliser and was on target again with little over quarter of an hour remaining, and the striker was thrilled with his side’s efforts.

“At 2-0 down it’s easy to let the game go but we kept fighting until the last whistle,” he stated. “Even at the end, I think if there was one team that was going to score more, it would have been us. So we did very well in this game and hopefully it continues in the next one at Bristol City.

“That’s what we’re about, playing football with intensity. We got some good chances and put them away so we’re very pleased about that.”

Despite his tender age – he only turned 19 in the summer – Dembélé has recently established himself as a key element in the way Kit Symons sets his team up.

And, with six goals for the season already under his belt, the Frenchman is pleased with the faith shown in him by his Manager.

“It’s very important that someone believes in you, and you want to do well for him,” he explained. “He gave me some game time and I’m very happy to play and show people what I can do.

“As long as I’m playing and keep improving every game, then I’m happy. Hopefully it continues and I keep playing and keep scoring goals.

“The main thing is playing; as long as you play you keep improving every game. I want to keep improving every game and every day in training and show people on the pitch what I can do – that’s the most important thing.”

While results prior to the Reading win weren’t exactly what we were hoping for, Fulham are now sitting on a four-match unbeaten streak.

“It’s the beginning of a little run,” Dembélé stated. “Hopefully it continues and we keep winning games and having good results.

“We’re all behind the Manager and we’re all behind the Club as well. We’re all about working hard for Fulham and for all the staff.”

It’s been well documented that a top-six finish is the aim for the Whites this season, and Dembélé maintains that the Play-Offs are certainly reachable.

“Of course it is a target,” he admitted. “With the team we have, with the players we’ve got, I think we have the quality to get there and we’ll be working hard for that.”

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