Ryan Sessegnon was proud of the character shown by his Fulham side after they recovered from a goal down to defeat Barnsley on Saturday.
A below-par first half saw us trail to Liam Lindsay’s opener, but Sessegnon struck an equaliser four minutes after the restart, before an eventful stoppage time secured the points courtesy of Kevin McDonald’s first of the season and another Sessegnon effort.
“I think after a sloppy first half, we came out sharp,” Sess told fulhamfc.com. “We were really on the front foot and we took the game to them.
“Stay patient, don’t panic,” he replied when asked what was said at the interval. “We knew the first half hadn’t really gone for us, but we’ve come from behind before so we just had to stay calm, and thankfully we ended up with the three points.
“It says a lot about us as a team, as a squad. We never give up, we just keep playing our football. We’ve got good characters in our changing room who get us through games.”
Having netted seven times in his maiden campaign, Sessegnon set himself a target of 10 goals this season, something he achieved and then surpassed at Oakwell.
“I’m happy to have reached my target, and I just want to keep pushing and keep playing well for the team,” he stated humbly.
“My first one was a case of right place, right time. I’m just happy I was able to help the team continue to climb the table.”
The Whites are the only side to have a 100 per cent record in 2018, something that’s seen us end the month in the Play-Off spots.
“That’s all we can do, keep winning games and pushing up the table,” Sessegnon said. “That gives us confidence, and it’s been a good January.
“I think teams will fear us. Home and away, they’ll fear us with the quality we have in our team, they will be scared to play us.”