Rui Fonte was beaming with delight after scoring his first Fulham goal in the 2-0 win at Ipswich this afternoon.
The Portuguese forward, a reported £8m capture from Braga earlier this month, scored the vital second goal – displaying his predatory instincts to tuck home a rebound from an incredibly acute angle after Bartosz Bilalkowski had somehow saved Neeksens Kebano’s curling strike. Fonte spoke to BBC Radio London in glowing terms after the final whistle about his joy at getting off the mark:
It’s always an amazing feeling to score your first goal for your new club. Most important as well was to get the win because the boys needed it. It’s amazing feeling after all because I scored, the team won and it’s amazing. This is [a] good [way] to go into the international break with a win as well.
Fulham wants to get promoted, so there’s no better ambition to have than that. It’s an amazing project, the club has great ambitions as I said, so, to be here, it is amazing for me. It’s unbelievable to part of this team because we have so much quality. It’s time for me to get involved with the team, to know how they play because they are unbelievable players – so I’m just trying to fit it and show them what I can offer to the team. That’s my job to adapt to the team; not them to me, because I’m new, so I just try to adapt to them.