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Neeskens Kebano feels Fulham’s draw at Southampton shows that the Whites are shaping up well under new manager Marco Silva.

The Congolese winger ensured Fulham emerged with a creditable draw against Premier League opposition by calmly converting a second half penalty. Kebano insisted he felt no pressure stepping up for the spot kick – having been a regular regular penalty taker earlier in his career – and was encouraged by his side’s showing.

He told the club’s official website after the final whistle:

“It was a very good game against a good team. I think we did quite well today. We drew – there were some positive things – and I enjoyed the game.
We are just trying to do our best against the all teams we are going to play against. We did well and we are carrying on in our preparations.”

Kebano admitted that the new regime had changed some elements of Fulham’s training and approach since Silva replaced Scott Parker but believes the squad is ‘in a good place’ ahead of the start of the Championship campaign.

We are all getting better, we’ve been building up our fitness well. We’ve been working hard under the sun and all them things, double sessions sometimes as well and we are in a good place now. It is a bit different. It is very good, I think everyone is happy with the way he works.

The popular winger is looking forward to finishing off Fulham’s pre-season programme against Charlton Athletic next weekend in front of the Craven Cottage faithful again.

“It has been ages since we have been able to play in front of them, so it will be a good moment to share again.”