You might have thought that, coming off such a successful season, Fulham might have more loftier ambitions than to simply avoid the drop. But Brede Hangeland, who seems to have more sense that your average professional footballer, is taking nothing for granted.

We are in Europe, but the Premier League remains the most important thing. Even though we finished seventh last year, I am sure the goal for the next season will be to avoid relegation.

The Norwegian defender, who looked a little below-par against Vetra last night, admits that just qualifying for the inagural Europa League competition was a real achievement and took him a bit by surprise.

It is pretty crazy that we are in Europe. No-one had thought about that before last season and for Fulham as a club it is a fantastic achievement and very exciting.