Slavisa Jokanovic hailed Fulham’s stylish win over Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers tonight as one of his best victories since taking over at Craven Cottage.
The Whites extended their unbeaten run to twelve league games with a stunning victory over the division’s pacesetters thanks to goals from Ryan Sessegnon and Aleksandar Mitrovic either side of half time. Speaking to the press after the final whistle, Jokanovic lauded his side’s spirit and attitude as they proved their promotion credentials in front of the television cameras.
I definitely believe this was one of the best games we had at this level. My team played a very good game. Wolves are a strong, fast team. We showed we can play against them. We came through adversity. We were brave, with great attitudes.
We tried to not give them any space to move and at the end of the day we scored the necessary goals. Besides a good chance for them at the end of the game, we controlled the match—especially in the second half—and we must be satisfied.
The Serbian head coach wasn’t keen to single out intervals for praise after what he called ‘a team performance,’ but he admitted Mitrovic has quickly become the focal point of Fulham’s attack after his deadline day loan move from Newcastle.
Mitrovic opens up different options for us. He scored a goal, he worked in the right direction for the team, and he held the ball up many times. He worked well off the ball too. He must be satisfied with his performance, just like we are satisfied with his performance.
Jokanovic refused to discuss the promotion picture – insisting his focus is only on another big fixture next weekend, the trip to fellow promotion contenders Derby County.
I am only looking at the next game. The next game will give us an opportunity to fight for three points. This match will be soon be part of the past, and there will soon be another game, more important than the one today.