Piazon praises Fulham’s persistence

by Dan on February 15, 2017

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Lucas Piazon praised Fulham’s persistence and adaptability after Fulham shrugged off early setbacks in each half to claim another vital win against Nottingham Forest at Craven Cottage last night.

Gary Brazil’s side went in front after just two minutes through former Fulham midfielder Pajtim Kasami and the home side’s momentum could have been dented when the lead they had established before half-time was wiped out by Ben Brereton’s header early in the second period. But the Brazilian forward saluted Fulham’s belief in their ability and their character to record a second success in a five-goal thriller in four days.

Piazon told the club’s official website:

To start the game like we started the game, basically losing. It’s hard, its tough. We changed the system because we were pressing a while and playing further back. In the middle we couldn’t find the space.

The on-loan Chelsea forward also revealed that Slavisa Jokanovic had switched to a back three in the second half in order to stifle Forest’s attacking intent:

We put three players in the back and played with two wing backs, I just moved from the left to the right wing. We kept pushing despite the setbacks and had confidence in our gameplan to come away with the win.

Piazon was pretty modest about his wonderfully taken individual goal that put Fulham 2-1 up.

We just tried to keep going and creating chances and score goals. I saw there was a little gap inside of the defence and I just went inside. Then I think another guy came so I had to go one more and shoot with my right foot.

In the second half there was another early goal so we had a lot of time to get the third goal and the win. So we just stayed positive and just kept going, to be honest, just push forward creating chances and we got the winning goal.

 

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