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Phillipe Senderos professed himself pleased after Fulham thumped Crusaders 4-0 to reach the third qualifying round of the Europa League.

The Swiss defender got an opportunity to impress Martin Jol after the manager opted to rotate his back line for the second leg. Senderos caught the eye with a lovely through ball for Fulham’s second goal, scored by Damien Duff, and was delighted with his night’s work.

You still have to win these games, they’re difficult. Crusaders had nothing to lose and they came here for a good game.

We tried to put pressure on them from the first minute. We were lucky enough to score in the first-half, which was something positive for us. Then in the second-half we just tried to play and it became easier for us.

I think some of the movement in the first 30 minutes was amazing, we played one and two touch, giving and going – I think it was the sharpest we’ve been since we came back. It was great to see the boys moving like this and scoring four goals.

Playing games now gives the opportunity for the younger lads to get some experience and play in Europe, these are already competitive games. Even if we want to take it as preparation, it’s really competitive so we know that we have to win. It gives that bit of extra pressure because we want to go through. Next week it’s going to be interesting in Croatia – a tough game away from home. Our goal is to go through and start the season well.