TC: Positive Mental Attitude

Thursday 6 December 2018 10:30

Tom Cairney was left with mixed emotions after Fulham drew with Leicester City at the Cottage.

The Whites were 20 minutes away from a vital three points, but James Maddison’s first time strike denied us a first Premier League clean sheet of the season.

Both Sergio Rico and Kasper Schmeichel impressed in goal for their respective sides, but with Fulham having 25 efforts on goal to the opposition’s 13, Cairney feels we’re moving in the right direction.

“Leicester are a decent side, so having that many shots against them, you’ve got to take that as a positive,” he said.

“You could argue a draw’s a fair result maybe. There were chances either way – you could say they shaded the first half and we shaded the second half, so it’s probably a fair result.

“We knew beforehand how difficult it was going to be. There’s no easy game in this league, every side has quality but everyone’s a little bit disappointed because when you go 1-0 up but don’t win, it feels a little bit like you’ve lost.

“The fans were great, especially second half, it was really loud kicking towards the Hammy End. We’re going to need them as much as ever in the second half of the season so long may it continue.”

Next up is a trip to Old Trafford – the ground where we made our Premier League bow some 17 years ago – and Cairney wants Fulham to go there with a positive mental attitude.

“Teams have gone and got a result there in the past,” he explained. “We’re playing well at the minute, we’re fighting for each other so anything can happen.

“Obviously they’re a quality side with a lot of international players, so it will be tough but we’ve got to believe we can get something.

“December’s a big month for us, there are a lot of games where you can either catch teams up or fall behind.

“We’ve picked up a point and we’ve got to see it as a point gained, so we’ll move on to Saturday now.”

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