Head Coach Reaction

Monday 17 April 2017 17:30

Slaviša Jokanović reckons there is now a real belief around SW6 that Fulham can achieve their Play-Off targets this season.

Victory over Aston Villa moved the Whites into the top-six, and our Head Coach was pleased with the manner in which his side secured the three points.

“We showed quality, we showed character, and we showed that we believe in our way of playing football,” he stated. “This really encourages us for the last three games in the regular part of the Championship.

“Today there was a fantastic atmosphere in Craven Cottage. I believe we can do important things, my players believe this too. And today I start to believe our supporters also believe we can finish in the top-six and fight for the Premier League.

“Now the next step is the most important, and we must be focused and concentrated on Huddersfield.

“We must be satisfied, I believe Fulham play attractive football. The most important thing is to win the game, I understand perfectly, but we believe this is the best way for us, and we’re going to try and finish this Championship in a similar style.”

Leeds United’s loss on Easter Monday meant Fulham replaced them in the Play-Offs, and when asked if his team will now be looking over their shoulder, Jokanović replied: “I am not thinking about who’s chasing us, or which teams we’re chasing. We need to concentrate on our work and concentrate on the next game.

“In this competition it’s not easy to win any game, and we’re facing a top Championship team [Huddersfield] who’s still fighting for promotion to the Premier League.

“Leeds are going to play against Burton who are fighting in a relegation battle, and both games are complicated.”