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Zoltan Gera had a very good 45 minutes against Liverpool on Saturday. It continues a much-improved second season at Fulham, following on from his impressive displays when he replaced the injured Damien Duff in Roy Hodgson’s line-up. He’s probably done enough to replace the Irishman again when Fulham head to Rome for Thursday’s game at the Stadio Olimpico – and admits he’s desperate to banish the bitter memory of Roma’s late equaliser at Craven Cottage.

For a long time we were the better team. They scored a great goal at the end, and unfortunately it happens in football – as it did when we played West Ham not too long ago. It was a shame, and we were very hurt at the final whistle.

I’m sure that we can make up for it when we make the trip to Rome this week though. It’s a massive game for us, and one that we really need to win. If we don’t get the three points there could be a lot of pressure on our shoulders.

Those are some strong words from the Hungarian. Most observers would probably make the Italians the favourites for Thursday, but it shows the levels of self belief amongst Hodgson’s squad.

It will be tough, but it will be tough for Roma also because we have shown that we can compete with them. The Stadio Olimpico is a wonderful place to play and hopefully we can make it a night to remember.

The Hungarian midfielder thinks that playing in Rome is evidence of the progression Fulham have made under Hodgson.

A European night in Rome shows how far this club has come. We made a lot of people sit up and take notice of us last season, so it’s nice to be doing that on the European stage as well – a win on Thursday would certainly do that.