Marco Silva insists Fulham will take nothing for granted after putting seven goals past Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park tonight.

The Portuguese head coach was delighted with his side’s thumping victory – which leaves them just two points behind league leaders Bournemouth – but is refusing to get carried away after five straight wins. He told his post-match press conference:

“Fantastic win for us. We know that it’s just three points, though. We have to be balanced and humble enough to know that we did fantastically, scoring seven goals in this competition away from home and keeping a clean sheet, the numbers are there and that’s fantastic for us. But they are just three points.

We have to be happy, we have to definitely congratulate our players. They have fantastic momentum, we want to keep it, but in the meantime we have to keep our feet on the floor, be humble, and start to prepare for the next one. You always have to be like that, even though everyone is really happy and our fans are proud of us and that’s everything that we want, but we have to know that this competition is a marathon. But of course we are happy.”

Silva stressed the importance of putting together a longer winning run to take Fulham clear of the Championship’s chasing back.

We have to keep going. We know that we will not win all the matches, but I don’t want to see backwards steps again like we had, because that winning mentality and consistency is everything that we’re trying to achieve. Tonight we showed that. I told our players during half-time that okay we scored two goals and started the game really well, we were efficient really as we had two chances and scored two goals, but I told our players that we have to keep that winning mentality, so I’m really pleased with the way we won the game.”