Roy Hodgson hopes there’s still more to come from his Fulham players – even after their sensational performance to beat Manchester United on Saturday.
The Whites could have a major say in the destination of the Premier League title as they still have to play two of United’s rivals in the run-in. Liverpool, who are currently just a point behind the defending champions having played a game more, are the next visitors to Craven Cottage after the international break and Chelsea will host Fulham in May.
There’s still plenty for Fulham to play for as well. They could beat their highest ever Premier League finish – of ninth in 2003-04 under Chris Coleman – if they continue their fine form. There’s also the outside chance of a European place, although with West Ham and Wigan still getting results, it looks like an outside bet at this point. Fulham’s chances could be boosted by an FA Cup final comprising of two of the Champions’ League qualifiers.
Hodgson insisted his side will strive to maintain their performance levels against Liverpool.
We will certainly be doing over very best to make certain the performance we give against Liverpool and Chelsea are in no way inferior to the performance we gave today [Saturday]. We will work very hard and do our best and we will try to get points off them.
Hodgson was delighted the win over Manchester United.
I’m very pleased with the victory. I thought the players deserved this. It is nice to reach the magical total of 40 points. I am hoping the next eight games will produce the type of football we produced today [Saturday] and who knows where that will take us.