Scott Parker was delighted with the quality of display put in by his Fulham side on Monday evening in Cardiff.
Second half goals from Josh Onomah and Neeskens Kebano have put the Whites in a strong position in our Play-Off Semi-Final with the Bluebirds, but Parker is well aware there is no room for complacency.
“Overall it was a very, very good performance for us, a strong performance,” he stated. “We weathered a little bit of a storm early on in the game, but we understood what we were coming into and we knew what we had to do.
“We got a foothold in the game, we had a real control about us, kept the ball very, very well.
“We probably lacked a little bit of an impetus, certainly in the first half, so we changed things around a little bit second half in terms of our positioning and looked to be more of a threat and cause Cardiff some problems.
“Second half we executed that plan very, very well. We showed a real quality about us and were well worthy of the two goal lead.
“This tie is only halfway through. There’s still a lot of football to be played. I also understand that what got us the result today was a team that worked their socks off, a team that was organised out of possession and nullified them to very few chances.
“That’s what you saw second half, there was a foundation about us that was built on concrete today. And from that you see players’ skill, you see a fluidness about us, and we need to do that again in the next game. We need to understand it’s only half done, we need to be professional.”