Jokanović's Huddersfield Preview

Thursday 20 April 2017 15:00

Slaviša Jokanović believes Fulham can keep getting better, despite their recent run of three successive wins.

Those nine points have moved the Whites back into a Play-Off spot, but our Head Coach continues to strive towards improvement.

“We need to be optimistic, we need to push ourselves, we need to show ambition,” he said in his pre-Huddersfield Town press conference. “The day that we are completely satisfied is going to be a very, very dangerous day for all of us.

“You have to try and be better every second, every moment. And this moment that we’re in right now, three games before the end of the regular part of the Championship, I still believe we can be better, more competitive, more solid, faster, more clinical, and interpret situations better.

“I believe I am going to be a better coach tomorrow than I am today, and it’s the same for my players. I don’t want to believe we have reached our peak level, the space exists in front of us to still be more competitive, more aggressive, still play better football to be more dangerous for the opposition team.

“In life, homework is never finished, and you have to work and push yourself to be better. I don’t want to believe this is our highest level, I believe we can push ourselves a little bit higher still.”

The Terriers have enjoyed a fine season under David Wagner and look set to finish in the top-six, and Jokanović remains confident that his side will be making similar plans for May.

“Every team is under some kind of pressure,” he explained. “I’m sure they are thinking about the Play-Offs. We are close to achieving this, but we are in a different situation.

“In football some kind of pressure always exists, but this is good news for us, we are fully confident in this moment and we believe we can win all the games.

“And with this mentality, everything is easier for us. From the other side, we understand we’re playing against a team who have been a sensation in this league.

“This team have played very well, it’s a very aggressive team, and I don’t expect anything to be easy in this game. This is the only game that we’re thinking about actually right now.

“Three games are in front of us but in this moment we have to think only about the first step. Different things are going to happen in these three rounds and we must be ready for everything.

“It’s a massive game in front of us, a really important game, but it’s not the last game of the season. We are ready for the Huddersfield game, and we must be ready afterwards for the next two.”

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