Tosin Adarabioyo says Fulham will head to defending champions Liverpool tomorrow lunchtime with no fear – and believes the Whites can take confidence from their draw earlier in the season.
The former Manchester City defender is keen to put the disappointment of Thursday’s narrow defeat at the hands of Tottenham, courtesy of his unfortunate own goal, behind him and insists that Scott Parker’s relegation battlers will take heart from their Craven Cottage draw before Christmas – when they came within eleven minutes of a surprise win.
“Liverpool are still the Premier League champions so you’ve got to respect that. We’ve got to go out there and put on a show and try to get a performance. I feel like we can take a lot of confidence from that game. We went out there and played our game, we had a lot of opportunities and the game could have gone either way really.
“We were winning 1-0 for quite a while in the game before the end so that can give us a lot of confidence to go to Anfield and try and get a good result. We know how offensive Liverpool are and what a great attack they have so it’s just trying our best to nullify them.”
Adarabioyo, who has made a confident start to life at Craven Cottage since making the move to Fulham in October, says he had no doubt about his ability to play in the Premier League and is relishing the opportunity to play regular first-team football.
“I had full belief. I know the qualities that I have and I know I’m able to perform in this league and I’m showing that now. learnt from some great players at Manchester City. They gave me a lot of tips that helped me push on to this day. West Brom was a more difficult loan spell but Blackburn was a great platform to show myself and show everybody else what I’m capable of. I gained some confidence and it helped me push on this season. I just knew I had to get out and play regular football and I knew this club was the right place to come to. I came to Fulham because the opportunity to work with the gaffer and his staff was a big positive.”