Man of the match Pajtim Kasami hailed his equaliser against Crystal Palace as the best goal of his career and was delighted that Fulham went on to record their second successive win at Selhurst Park.
The Whites were trailing to Adrian Mariappi’s early header when Kasami, afforded a run in the side since the start of the season by Martin Jol, scored a sensational equaliser in the seventeenth minute. The Swiss midfielder controlled a high ball from Sascha Riether on his chest and, in one movement, swivelled to send an unstoppable volley past the helpless Julian Speroni. Kasami had a simple answer when asked afterwards whether he’d ever scored a better goal:
No, to be honest. I’m very pleased that we won that game as we were losing 1-0. Thanks to Sascha for the great ball and it was an unbelievable goal. I’m very pleased.
I saw Sascha had the ball and saw I could run in the space. It came perfect to my chest and I took it direct with my right foot. I’m very pleased for these two great wins. It gives us a lot of confidence if we keep playing like that and we can improve.
Obviously, we’ve all been under pressure and not just him. We put ourselves under pressure to perform week in, week out. We’ve been disappointed with the results we’ve taken so far, especially letting in silly goals as well. Hopefully now we’ve got back-to-back wins, it puts a lot of spirit in the camp and takes a bit of pressure off us and the boss himself, and we can go out and play our football.