Sessegnon: Points Dropped

Sunday 10 September 2017 14:02

Fulham were left with mixed emotions following the 1-1 draw with Cardiff City according to Ryan Sessegnon.

The Bluebirds came into the game on the back of five wins from five games while Fulham were missing a number of key players including captain Tom Cairney.

However Sessegnon opened the scoring with 15-minutes to go but Danny Ward’s header snatched a point for the visitors eight minutes later.

“I thought we dominated the game and probably should’ve won,” Sessegnon told “But we will take a point and move on from there.

“We knew going into the game that Cardiff were going to be physical and we were working throughout the week on their game-plan and I think we showed today that we frustrated them for the most part of the game, up until their goal.

“Kenneth Zohore is one of their target men, and we were working in training to stop that threat and I thought we did well.”

Having played a key role in the win over Ipswich Town at left-back, Sessegnon was shunted further forward in an attacking wide role which he occupied for England under-19s over the summer, and he was pleased with his display at the Cottage.

“It was good today playing left wing, it was good to get a goal and I thought I did alright, I tried my best to help the team and wherever the gaffer asks me to play I am comfortable playing,” he said.

Sessegnon opened his account for the season against Cardiff and was in the right place at the right time to send Fulham ahead.

“Kamara played the ball in behind, into Floyd [Ayité], and then Floyd wriggled his way through and tried to get a shot off, but it just fell to me and I just hit it.

“I was just waiting for anything to drop off, a little bounce on the ball or just anything to hit the ball and thankfully it fell to me and it went in.”

With injuries to Cairney, Neeskens Kebano, Rui Fonte and Sheyi Ojo, deadline day signing Yohan Mollo was given a start and impressed the Fulham faithful before being substituted in the 58th minute.

“A lot of new players came into the side today and everyone is trying to impress the Head Coach to get a starting place in the team but I thought the new boys did well.

“Mollo is a very good player I think, he’s very skilful, someone who likes to beat players one-on-one and he showed his class today.

“I think with all new players you have to give them time but today he [Mollo] showed you don’t need to give him that much time to fit in to our team,” said Sessegnon.

Fulham will once again run out at Craven Cottage on Wednesday night when we face Hull City, and Sessegnon is cautious of the wounded Tigers coming off a 5-0 defeat to Derby County on Friday night.

“Hull pose an attacking threat, they have a lot of attacking players in their team but again we must focus on ourselves and hopefully get the win.

“Whenever you get beat like that you want to show that it was just a one off day so they will be coming for us.”

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