Fulham winger Ashkan Dejagah emphasised the scale of Sunday’s triumph over Tottenham Hotspur and hopes Fulham can now consolidate their place in the top half of the Barclays Premier League.
The winger has been in scintillating form for the Whites in the last three matches and he followed up his two assists against Sunderland with another eye-catching display at White Hart Lane – a game that he was delighted to take three points from.
“We were very happy because it was a big game and it’s not easy to win against Tottenham,” Ashkan told fulhamfc.com. “We played good football and we stuck together as a team from the first minute. We fought all together on the pitch and that was very important.
“It was great, also, to keep another clean sheet. All the world knows that Tottenham have good players; Gareth Bale, Emmanuel Adebayor, many players. But I think we played together very well on Sunday as a team and we’re happy to win what was a big game.”
With the five teams directly below Fulham all dropping points at the weekend – four of them have played a game more – the Whites now occupy a healthy position in the table, and Ashkan is keen to ensure that we continue to push on and finish the season on a high.
“The top half is where we want to be so obviously we’re pleased to be 10th again in the league,” he said. “We have quality in the team – we showed that at the weekend and we have to make sure we concentrate on the next game and hopefully in the next few weeks we’ll take our chances to continue moving up the table.”
The next opportunity to add to our points haul of 36 comes on Easter Monday (8pm) when local rivals Queens Park Rangers visit the Cottage.
Fulham go into the match seeking redemption for the 2-1 defeat at Loftus Road earlier in the season and Dejagah expects no less than a victory for the home side if we replicate the performances that have seen a four game unbeaten run put together.
“We’re taking good form into the next match,” he admitted. “We’ve got a break now as we go away for the internationals, but then we’ve got QPR which is another big game. We’re playing at home and if we play the same as we did against Spurs, and the last few games, then I think we will win this match.”