A proud Joachim Andersen was delighted with Fulham’s application after they earned an impressive victory over Champions’ League-chasing Leicester City at the King Power Stadium last night.

A cool finish from Ademola Lookman and Ivan Cavaleiro’s penalty gave Scott Parker’s side a shock 2-0 lead before half-time and, although Leicester did the visitors under serious pressure after the break, they struggled to break through Fulham’s resistance. Substitute Harvey Barnes did set up a nervous finale with six minutes left, but the Whites hung on to secure a precious victory and move out of the relegation zone.

Speaking to Fulham’s official website, Andersen was delighted with how the side had carried out Parker’s clear pre-match instructions.

From our side, I think it was a really, really good match. We did everything that we’d spoken about in the week. The way the lads performed in their shape, on the counter attacks, was absolutely amazing. Of course you always want a clean sheet but I just care about three points at the moment, I don’t actually care about the clean sheet!

The Danish centre back has been impressed with the consistent nature of Fulham’s displays since coming in from Lyon on loan, even if the results have not necessarily followed.

Now I’ve played four matches and all four I think we could’ve won, but we just missed out at the last part. We’ve been speaking a lot about that at the training ground, about these small errors we need to delete. We did that yesterday, and got the win. All four matches I felt the team performed really well and that we just had to continue to do what we had been doing and then I was sure we would get a lot of points. The way the guys worked yesterday and in the other games has been amazing, and that’s how you win football matches.

Andersen also spoke about how much confidence he has gained from the faith shown him in Parker, who named him as captain having left Tom Cairney and Aleksandar Mitrovic out of his starting line-up to face the Foxes.

I had some conversations with the Gaffer and I feel so much trust from him. I feel really, really good here. To be captain after only four matches is amazing, and I’m really proud and happy that I was able to do that yesterday, so I need to give a big thanks to him.