Joachim Andersen says he will be ‘angry’ and ’embarrassed’ if he fails to keep Fulham in the Premier League.
The Danish international defender, who has been outstanding since he joined the Whites on loan from Lyon in October, assumed the captain’s armband in the absence of injured skipper Tom Cairney and is confident that Scott Parker’s side can beat the drop after they drew level on points with seventeenth-placed Brighton and Hove Albion. He told FFFCTV that he won’t be satisfied unless Fulham complete the job:
“Of course I came here to play football, have an important role, and of course to keep Fulham in the Premier League. Because if we don’t stay in the Premier League, for me it won’t be a successful year because football is a team sport and I want Fulham to stay here now I know everyone within the club, and how much it means for everyone. For me it is embarrassing if you don’t stay up because I always want to win. And when I don’t win I am really angry.”
Andersen knows getting something from tomorrow night’s clash with Manchester City will be a tall order, but he is far from overawed by the challenge.
“City are unbelievable. I have been really impressed by them and how they’re playing. We have to go and believe. We have so much confidence and, like I said many times, we can beat anyone.”