Hugo Rodallega has eased any Fulham fears over the nature of his injury sustained in the closing stages of last night’s win over Charlton Athletic – by insisting he was temporarily afflicted by cramp.
The Colombian striker was substituted just minutes after he settled the London derby with his second goal of the evening and, although Fulham were due to check on his condition today, he revealed that there was no lasting damage.
I felt a bit of cramp and there were two minutes left so I thought it was better for me. If I’d tried to keep going I might have picked up an injury
The former Wigan forward revealed that the mentality of the Fulham squad has completely changed since Kit Symons took over from the sacked Felix Magath in September.
When you win, everyone is happy in the dressing room. Everyone enjoyed the moment and it’s very important we won as we moved up in the table and out of the relegation zone.
Now we have to keep going. We won 3-0 and everyone played well, especially in the first half. The second half was a little more difficult, Charlton played at a quicker tempo. But sometimes we have to defend and we did.
We’re a family group. We have to keep showing that passion and the support of the fans is unbelievable. I feel so at home here.
Rodallega moved into top spot in the Fulham scoring charts with a brace against the Addicks but his goals were polar opposites.
For the first one, I just stood in the middle of the goal. Ross shot with his left foot and the goalkeeper gave me a rebound.
The second one, it was a good pass from Lasse. I passed the ball behind me, the defender went to the right and I scored with my left. It was a nice goal. When I scored that, the game was finished.