A beaming Marco Silva praised his players for their work ethic and character after Fulham came from behind to win at Nottingham Forest last night.

The Whites recovered from conceding a poor opener to Taiwo Awoniyi by scoring three goals in six second half minutes through Tosin Adarabioyo, Joao Palhinha and Harrison Reed. Fulham had to grind out the victory after Forest substitute Lewis O’Brien brought the hosts back into it, but Silva’s side comfortably saw out six added minutes to record their first away win of the season.

The Portuguese head coach told his post-match press conference:

“We were the best team on the pitch. We deserved the three points. The first time they went in our eighteen yard box they won a corner and scored. We made a mistake in that moment, we weren’t as aggressive as we should be. After, we took control.”

We pushed them back, did not create many chances, we had some dangerous moments. We had a chat at HT to keep the same set up, but quicker, much more dynamic. Much more aggressive on the ball, more speed in circulation, because after that the space will appear”

“The way we came back after half time was fantastic. My last words to the players before the game was that they had to show personality. We knew the type of team we played against. Top players, and on the bench, the atmosphere. We did it.”

It’s nice to see Harrison score his first goal, the pressure on him has been really tough. I’m demanding different things from him, playing the different areas of the pitch playing much higher. Great strike from Joao as well. To see our number six arriving to score that goal shows our philosophy shows our ambition as a team as well.”