Fulham goalkeeper Bernd Leno is delighted with the Whites’ fantastic form since the resumption of the Premier League after his string of fine saves helped secure a third consecutive win at Leicester City last night.

The German international has been outstanding since replacing Marek Rodak in the Fulham goal after his move from Arsenal and kept his fourth clean sheet in sixteen games to keep the Foxes at bay. Marco Silva’s side have now climbed to seventh in the Premier League table and Leno told FFCTV after the final whistle:

“I think it is a big week. I think getting nine points after the break and also the way that we played was very impressive, so we are very happy and hopefully we can continue like this.”

The modest 30 year-old paid tribute to his team-mates after Fulham had to fight to keep their slender lead intact in the second period, having dominated the first half – which saw Aleksandar Mitrovic score his eleventh goal of the season.

“I think away from home to keep a clean sheet I think was just part of a great group today. I think we all suffered in the second half, the way we defended the goal – you could see the desire and passion to win that game was very impressive. There was a great atmosphere in the dressing room. The away fans were brilliant today – they were much louder than the home fans. They push us even in difficult moments and it feels like we have one more player on the pitch.

We dominated the first half, we calmed down the atmosphere and it was a little bit negative because I think Leicester is not in the best moment. We took the chance and that was the key the start of the game, also against Crystal Palace and Southampton the start was always the key as well. Hopefully we can continue do this in the next couple of games as well.”

Leno insisted that the players weren’t thinking about finishing in the top half or qualifying for Europe, but remained focus on achieving their first objective – staying in the top flight.

“I think we still have the aim to stay in the Premier League, we don’t look to Europe or something else. I think we have to go game to game. That’s how the manager prepares us, we don’t talk about anything else. That would be too much. The fans can dream, but we stay humble and we go step by step.”