Zoltan Gera admits he was initially disappointed to see Fulham paired with Shakhtar Donetsk in the Europa League, but the Hungarian is now urging his team-mates to beat the defending champions and earn the tie he really wants against Ajax or Juventus.

Did my shoulders slump when I heard? Yeah, a little bit. But if you want to win the competition, then you are bound to face really good teams now.

There is the prospect of Juventus to come later, and I would really like that.