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Jean Michael Seri wants to repay the Fulham fans for their faith in him by leading the Whites back to the Premier League at the first attempt.

The Ivorian international has been in revelation since being reintroduced to the Fulham midfield by new boss Marco Silva and told FFCTV this afternoon of his delight at being back involved in the first team:

“I am trying to give my best every game. I know that it is not easy, it is tough. We play every three or four days. I’m trying to give my best to my team mates and my partner to get them in a good situation. I want to play good football. Since the manager came here, he tried to explain to us how he wanted to play and I am trying to do that.

“It was not a good situation for me to go on loan every time – the first one with Galatasaray and then Bordeaux. I wanted to be on the team, but unfortunately it didn’t happen. This year I’m very happy to be here, I am happy to help the team score a lot of goals and I’m really enjoying it.”

Seri admitted he was surprised to have become the subject of his own song so soon after returning to the Fulham side and says the adoration of the Fulham faithful is a huge personal motivation for him as he tries to reignite his career in England.

I’m very grateful. I didn’t expect that – for me it wasn’t a great moment before, I wanted to improve more and more but since I started against Huddersfield, they started to be behind me. I was confused. I asked Neeksens: ‘Is my name there?’ And he said, ‘Yes. It’s your name’. When I saw the game again, I realised it was for me. I’m very grateful. It is a big motivation for me. I will give it all to not disappoint them, to stay at this level and to be back in the Premier League.

Despite an outstanding individual display in the victory over Queens Park Rangers at the weekend, a modest Seri downplayed the song’s suggestion that he was better than French gift Zinedine Zidane:

“No, no, no. I try sometimes to break the lines of the opponent. Bobby ran in a good way, so I passed the ball. I saw yesterday it was very tight. I took the right decision at the right moment and the ball goes through. I have to think quickly and fast. In this league, it is very tough and intensive, so you if you don’t think quickly you will be in trouble.”