Dickson Etuhu says Fulham’s run to the Europa League final has ensured that none of European football’s leading lights take them lightly any more.

The Nigerian international says he still reflects fondly on Fulham’s run to Hamburg under Roy Hodgson and hopes that the club can continue to improve on their European pedigree:

I definitely still think about it. No-one expected us to get to the final – especially the route we took, playing against some of the top European teams.

It was a great moment in time that everybody will remember at the football club and obviously the players as well.

It’s going to be harder for us now in Europe because teams respect us more because of what we did last time so they going to come well prepared and take us more seriously. Last time around people didn’t give us any respect and we took advantage of that.