Bernd Leno is relishing first-team football with Fulham and wants to ‘keep the fans dreaming’ with more magnificent performances.

The German goalkeeper, who signed for the Whites from Arsenal for an initial £2m this summer, was outstanding as Marco Silva’s side held on to beat Leicester on Tuesday night to secure their third consecutive victory since the Premier League restarted after Christmas. Leno had high praise for goalkeeping coach Hugo Oliveira and told the Athletic’s Peter Rutzler how much he is enjoying life at Craven Cottage:

“I’ve enjoyed it since the first day. Good people, good players. The coaching staff are fantastic, the goalkeeper coaches are great and when you win games with good performances, it helps a lot. The team and staff made it easy for me. There was no barrier because of the language. I’m adapted to the UK after four years at Arsenal. It’s the same city; I’m enjoying London. There was nothing complicated for me. It was easy.

It was the right step because I wanted to stay in the Premier League. Fulham convinced me. I didn’t want to go to another league or take another option. I was very convinced and I’m happy I took this decision.”

Fulham’s rise to seventh in the Premier League table has seen the fans signing about going on another European tour, but Leno – like his manager and team-mates – is keeping his feet firmly on the ground.

“It’s always a good sign that the fans are dreaming. But I think we should stay humble and go game by game … The fans have emotion, they love it: the way we play, the passion, especially at Craven Cottage. The atmosphere is fantastic. Hopefully, we can make them dream even more. But that’s for the fans and not for us.”