Ream: Digging In

Monday 13 January 2020 14:00

Tim Ream was satisfied with the way Fulham ground out the three points in Hull on Saturday.

It was a 90 minutes low on excitement, but the travelling contingent didn’t care one bit thanks to Ivan Cavaleiro’s stunning winner.

“That’s the way the Championship is,” Ream told “We did some decent things in the first half; decent build up, scored a great goal from Cav. Second half we knew what they’d be about.

“They’ve got a big striker up top and they laid their cards out in the first half with the way they were playing up to him pretty quick, so it was just about digging in in the second half and making sure we kept the clean sheet.”

In the reverse fixture, the Tigers wreaked havoc with their counter attacking style of play, something they had no joy with at the weekend.

“We worked on it every day,” Ream explained, “taking little fouls and just making sure our full-backs were locked into their wingers.

“We worked on it all week with everybody, just making sure the full-backs did their job, that Kev [McDonald] stayed very central, making sure we had a solid five behind the ball, and making sure that any ball that did pop out didn’t go anywhere we didn’t want it to.”

A home defeat for Leeds United means we now sit just seven points off second place, but Ream knows concentrating on our own form is the most important thing.

“I think you always have one eye on it, but for us we just want to keep building our own momentum,” he said. “Obviously they’re ahead of us and we can’t affect what they do.

“We have to worry about ourselves and worry about our own matches, but there’s always one eye on the teams above you and where you can possibly get to.

“If we can keep getting wins and put a run together there’s no reason why we can’t catch them and surpass them.”

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