Ryan Sessegnon says belief is high in the Fulham camp as we continue our charge towards the top-two.
Results couldn’t have gone any better for the Whites over the weekend, with Cardiff City’s Friday night defeat presenting the opportunity to move to within two points of the automatic spots.
“We were aware that we needed to take advantage of that,” Sessegnon told the official website. “We all watched the game and knew that if Cardiff slipped up then it was our chance to pounce by getting three points and closing the gap on them.
“It is especially pleasing because the gap used to be so big. Now we have the belief, we’ve closed the gap and we keep winning games, so we’re just raring to go in the next match.”
Fulham had to wait until the 78th minute to make the breakthrough at Hillsborough on Saturday, with Sessegnon’s pinpoint cross converted by the in-form Aleksandar Mitrović.
“He’s on fire at the moment,” Sess said of his teammate. “All you have to do is keep feeding him the ball and you know he’s going to score the goals for us.
“Matt Targett had the ball and I made the run forward. He slipped it through the centre-back and the full-back and I just ran onto it. I saw Mitro in the box and fizzed it across and he was able to tap it in.
“We had to be patient. The goal wasn’t coming in the first 20 minutes or so, so we had to be patient and wait for our opportunity. We did that and the goal came, so we’re happy.
“We’re buzzing. To continue the unbeaten run is a great feeling for us, and now it’s just onto the next game.”
Reading arrive in SW6 on Tuesday night five points above the relegation places, and Sessegnon is hoping to reward the “fantastic” Fulham faithful with another vital victory.
“They’ve shown fantastic support for us all season, home and away, so credit to them,” he said. “Hopefully we sent them home happy at the weekend.
“Craven Cottage has been packed out this season. The fans’ tremendous support is helping us through this incredible run.
“Reading are fighting for their lives to stay in the division. We’ll go into it with the same mindset to try and get the three points.
“It doesn’t matter who the opposition is, we just go in with the same mentality to win the game.”