Simon Davies says Fulham’s focus is fixed on Saturday’s league encounter at Hull.
With the first leg of our Europa League quarter-final against Wolfsburg looming large in the minds of the fans, it would be understandable if the players were looking ahead to another big European night. Davies insisted there’s no chance of that happening.
At the moment all we’re thinking about is the game against Hull. It’s a difficult place to go and we’ve been in their position before, fighting for Premier League survival, and they’re going to be well up for it.
It’s their first game at home with a new manager so we’re going to have to go there and get back to our solid ways. If we get that back then hopefully we’ll get a result.
Roy Hodgson’s biggest task will be lifting his players after the disappointment of the FA Cup defeat at Tottenham in midweek.
The next game is always the most important and we’ve had a couple of losses in the League and we’ve got to get our form back. We had a meeting and the Manager told us we have to forget about it now and try and pick our form up. After the massive disappointment on Wednesday this game on Saturday is a great chance for us.
We’ve got a big week coming up. We’re back to the League tomorrow and then obviously there is the big European match next week. It would be nice to go into the match next Thursday with a good performance and result behind us
The Bullard factor should make for an interesting sub-plot too.
It should be fun and I’m sure they’ll be a few texts flying around tonight. He’s [Jimmy Bullard] been a big signing for them and he’ll have a big role to play for them if they’re going to stay up.
It’s intriguing to hear the Welshman’s take on Fulham’s renaissance under Hodgson – and that the players talk about these things.
We were talking about it the other day on the bus and it’s like Sliding Doors. Imagine two years ago if we’d of gone down. It’s hard to imagine. None of us would have imagined that not only would we have consolidated our position in the Premier League, but we’d finish the next season in a European position, and then reach the Quarter-Finals.
It’s been an unbelievable couple of years but I think we’re all modest enough to know that it could have quite easily gone the other way so we keep our feet on the ground and never get too carried away.
Luckily I’ve never experienced relegation but I do feel that if you’re part of a squad that goes down the easy thing to do is jump ship but I would have definitely stayed and done everything I could. Thankfully we never got to that point and went from strength to strength.
The squad’s got stronger and the Manager has really got us working together as a team and it’s been really exciting – I’ve loved the last couple of years here and this season is not over – we’ve got exciting things to play for.