Stefan Johansen admitted he was disappointed to only take a single point from Saturday’s clash with Sheffield Wednesday, despite Fulham’s equaliser coming in the first minute of stoppage time – and has urged his team-mates to continue their recent fine run of form against promotion chasing Brighton and Hove Albion this weekend.
The Norwegian midfielder, who was a leading contender for the man of the match award after another all-action performance against the Owls, felt Fulham showed great character to keep going having fallen behind to Fernando Forestieri’s first-half strike but believes the Whites should be picking up more points at Craven Cottage – especially given how there are dominating games. Johansen told the club’s official website:
I think the main feeling was frustration really. It showed character to come back, but we were at home so we wanted more from the game.
Sheffield Wednesday were a good side but still we want to win. We had some chances in the end of the game to get the win after we had got level, and that is why the main feeling is disappointment. We were pleased that we fought back but we there was a disappointment that we could not get the win.
Johansen, who has quickly made himself one of the first names on Slavisa Jokanovic’s team-sheet since arriving from Celtic during the summer transfer window, is now looking forward to Saturday’s trip to the south coast to take on a Brighton side who are currently sitting in the second automatic promotion position.
We are looking forward to it. We go into every single game looking to win. Regardless of whether it is at home or away we are looking to keep our good run going.
We have been better away this year but this is going to be a tough game. Brighton are up there at the top of the table and that makes it even bigger for us. I am confident that we can play at our highest level. If we can play at the level, we can go there and win the game.
They are a very good side with quality players all over the pitch. But we know we are the same. We also have quality all over the pitch. I don’t care about them too much, I just want to focus on our game. If we can play at our highest level and go out there with confidence we know we can cause anyone problems.