Tosin Adarabioyo says he has no regrets about leaving boyhood club Manchester City for Fulham and is looking forward to ensuring Scott Parker’s side staying in the Premier League.
The centre back comes up against his old club, where he spent eighteen years, tomorrow night with Fulham hoping to move out of the relegation by following up their win at Anfield with another famous victory. In a detailed interview with the Daily Mail, the ball-playing centre half said he didn’t take long to decide to move to London when the Whites came calling on the final day of the summer transfer window:
“No, surprisingly. Well, I guess some people would say that’s surprising. But I was actually fine with it. Ultimately my goal is to be a top player. That was never going to happen at City so I knew I had to get out of there. t wasn’t the same club I had grown up in. A lot of the staff had gone so it was an easy decision. I felt very comfortable making the decision and coming here and it is working out. I love it at Fulham.”
Adarabioyo says Fulham’s belief has reached new heights after they extended Liverpool’s miserable run at Anfield with a precious win last weekend.
“I thought our confidence was sky high before the Liverpool game but it’s gone up again now. We are very confident after that. We have all been very positive throughout. We know things can change. It’s never right to write things off as it can all change in two or three games.”
The 23 year-old knows he will be in for a stern examination against City, who won the reverse fixture thanks to two early goals from Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne.
“It’s always really mentally tough. You have to be very aware of their movements, whoever is in that nine role dropping deep to get the ball. It’s hard but it was the same at Liverpool. There were times in the game — pretty much the whole of the second half — where you have to have laser focus. You can’t rest for one moment and it will be the same against City. But to get that clean sheet is something else. It’s great afterwards. That’s what you play for.”