Teenage sensation Ryan Sessegnon was delighted to surpass his personal goal target as Fulham beat Barnsley yesterday – and believes that, following four straight wins that have catapulted Slavisa Jokanovic’s side into the top six, the rest of the Championship is beginning to worry about the Whites.
Sessegnon, who scored two goals as the visitors turned around a half-time deficit in south Yorkshire, saluted the characters in the Fulham dressing room, who encouraged the visitors to put in a proper performance in the second period. The youngster told Fulham’s official website that Jokanovic had told his players to remain patient and refuse to panic at half-time and Sessegnon was delighted with how his team-mates adopted that advice:
I think after a sloppy first half, we came out sharp. We were really on the front foot and we took the game to them.
We knew the first half hadn’t really gone for us, but we’ve come from behind before so we just had to stay calm, and thankfully we ended up with the three points. It says a lot about us as a team, as a squad. We never give up, we just keep playing our football. We’ve got good characters in our changing room who get us through games,
Sessegnon revealed that he had set himself a target ten goals this season, after scoring seven last term, and two predatory finishes that helped finish off Barnsley’s ten men might now have him reassessing his goalscoring prowess.
I’m happy to have reached my target, and I just want to keep pushing and keep playing well for the team. My first one was a case of right place, right time. I’m just happy I was able to help the team continue to climb the table.
That’s all we can do, keep winning games and pushing up the table. That gives us confidence, and it’s been a good January. I think teams will fear us. Home and away, they’ll fear us with the quality we have in our team, they will be scared to play us.