Lucas Piazon was delighted that Fulham finished the regular season in style at Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday and says the squad are now fully focused on starting the Championship play-offs in a similar fashion.
The Brazilian, who could be line for a permanent switch to Craven Cottage after Chelsea confirmed to the Sunday papers that he was free to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, returned to the starting line-up for the game against Fulham’s play-off rivals and was full of energy in both defence and attack, despite being deployed as the main support to lone striker Chris Martin.
The 23 year-old was pleased with Fulham’s composure, especially after going behind to an early strike from Sam Winnall. He told the club’s official website:
Our [play-off] spot was pretty much secure. But to come up here and play in this atmosphere was something special. We played a very good game and dominated possession in the first-half. In the second half when they were a man down and we kept hold of the ball even more and I think we deserved to win.
Piazon was delighted that the team managed to put on a special display for the travelling supporters, with whom he has built up a special rapport during his time at Craven Cottage.
I am pleased for the fans who travelled here today to get the win for them. The stadium was full here today and it was loud as well. We had a lot of fans too so it felt like a play-off atmosphere. Even if they changed a couple of players around, and we did the same, still it was a good test for us heading into the match next weekend.
It was nice to see that end full of Fulham fans. It gave us the energy and enthusiasm to win the game. We can’t lie, after the Brentford game our heads were starting to think about the play-offs but we had to come here and play, compete and be professional, and that’s what we did.
Now we can fully focus 100 per cent on facing Reading on Saturday and we are going for it. We will probably have a day off on Monday and then straight back to training on Tuesday to begin the preparations for the game on Saturday.