Aleksandar Mitrovic was delighted to score his first goal after Craven Cottage in Fulham’s fine win over Wolverhampton Wanderers last night – and he is now targeting the Championship’s second automatic promotion spot.
Slavisa Jokanovic’s side stretched their unbeaten run to twelve league games by beating the league leaders in front of the Sky cameras courtesy of strikes from Ryan Sessegnon and the Serbian striker. Mitrovic told FulhamFCTV that the Whites fully deserved the three points against Nuno Espirito Santo’s side:
It was a really nice game – an important three points and we really enjoyed today. We played good football and in the end we scored two goals. The fans were happy, we were happy and we have now two days to rest and then we have to prepare ourselves for our next big game.
They are a really tough team. They had some good forward players, very fast, very skillful but we managed them really good today. Our defenders did a really good job and we scored our goals in the right and we took chances to win the game. It was a really opponent to play against but showed character, good team spirit and, in the end, we did what we wanted before the game,
The on-loan Newcastle forward scored a tremendous second goal to clinch the victory with twenty minutes left, shrugging off the attentions of Conor Coady and firing an unstoppable shot past John Ruddy in the Wolves goal.
I had the man on my back but this is my style – this is where I want the people, where I like to be and the last few games they use me really well. They know my qualities, they know where I’m strong so they try to use me. My first goal at the Cottage was a nice feeling and I hope I can continue with this.
This club, this stadium – everything here is full of tradition and you can feel it on the pitch that the fans are really passionate. This is my third game at home. Against Villa was unbelievable, today was unbelievable and I hope they will stay behind us for the rest of the season because we need them. They helped us a lot and I want to thank them and I ask them to stay behind us.
The 23 year-old insists the rest of the division is now fearing Fulham and there’s no reason why Jokanovic’s side can’t look to win promotion alongside Wolves if they can keep this flawless run going – starting with next weekend’s trip to promotion rivals Derby County.
I think everybody since last season is scared of Fulham – the way we play I can say nobody likes it, because we play with a lot of possession and we create a lot of chances every game, so I think any team in the Championship doesn’t like to play against Fulham. Twelve games unbeaten is an important thing as for the confidence and mentality of this team as we look forward and try to win every game. There’s a lot of games to play until the end of the season and we’ll fight for second place.