Fulham’s John Arne Riise admits it is “amazing” to have a player like Dimitar Berbatov at Craven Cottage.

The 31-year-old joined from Manchester United late in the transfer window as he reunited with Martin Jol, who managed Tottenham during the Bulgarian’s time at the north London club.

Berbatov rejected the likes of Juventus and Fiorentina to move to Craven Cottage, where he netted his first two goals in the 3-0 defeat of West Brom on Saturday.

“For Fulham to have a player like him at the club is amazing,” Riise said.

“It just proves that we’re working hard to push the club forward.

“He came in and scored two goals on his home debut and you can’t ask for more than that.

“He’s settling in well and all the boys are pleased to have him in the team.

“We’ll try and make it as easy for him as possible at his new club.”

Both of Berbatov’s goals came after good work from Alex Kacaniklic, who has been handed the unenviable task of replacing Clint Dempsey on the left wing following his move to Tottenham.

The Norwegian said: “We’re going to miss him but Kaca has come in and we work well together.

“He works hard, he’s young and keen to learn. It looks good for the rest of the season.”