Marcelo Djalo was on cloud nine after making his league debut for Fulham on Saturday.
The centre-back had featured in two Carabao Cup fixtures earlier in the season, but made his Sky Bet Championship bow in the 1-0 victory over Millwall.
With the Lions launching balls into our area in search of an equaliser, Slaviša Jokanović introduced Djalo in place of Neeskens Kebano with 12 minutes to go, and the Spaniard helped his side maintain a crucial clean sheet.
“For me it was amazing to play for this Club, on this pitch, in this shirt,” he told fulhamfc.com after the game. “It’s incredible, and I’m very happy because for me it was the first time playing here in the Championship. It’s amazing.
“The situation was not easy because they had more strikers, more long balls. This can be a more nervous situation for all the players, and I think these three points are very, very vital. The team is very happy with this win.
“The Gaffer is always very positive. The message to the team is be confident, play our style, and be competitive. It’s a good three points, a very, very important win.”
The victory made it seven points from a possible nine for Fulham, and Djalo is targeting more success when we make the short trip to Griffin Park at the weekend.
“The team is feeling strong,” he stated. “We’re going to train hard and be focused, because every game is very important for us.“When you win, everything is better. We have to keep going in this moment, the season is very long so we have to keep going, keep going, match by match.”