If it’s up to Brede Hangeland, there’s no chance he’ll be rested for Fulham’s big European night against Shakhtar Donetsk tomorrow.
I always want to play, whether it’s a friendly, the League Cup, or the European Cup, even if you feel sometimes you are a bit tired and the body could use a rest. When you see the game kick off and you’re not a part of it, you always feel disappointed. But I trust the manager’s judgement and hopefully I can get to play against Shakhtar.
The atmosphere for the game against Roma was fantastic and it could be like that again. They are the big nights you look forward to as players and they are a really nice break from the league.
I’d like to think I was at a decent level, but I’ve definitely played better games than the ones in January. It’s easier to play well when the team’s doing well and when we as a team struggle, I think all individuals find it a bit harder to raise their standards.
What’s more, I’ve been having trouble with my knee injury for a while. It seems to have settled down now, but it wasn’t very comfortable during the games in January.