An ambitious Marco Silva called on his Fulham side to ‘collect more and more points’ after the Whites moved into seventh spot in the Premier League by beating Nottingham Forest 2-0 this afternoon.

The Fulham head coach lauded the pre-season relegation candidates for reaching 35 points in mid-February but told his post-match press conference that the Whites wanted more.

“It was well played by the players and they deserve a lot of credit. We have 35 points which is a great achievement from ourselves. We are pleased and proud of our season so far, but you know if we switch off right now, it will be difficult to collect more points and we want to add more points.”

Silva felt his side should have scored more in a storming 60 minutes, but their failure to add to Willian’s wonderful opener made for a nervy finish until Manor Solomon opened his Fulham account with two minutes left.

“First hour, I thought we were the much better team on the pitch. After 60 minutes, there came a reaction from them. After one or two moments when we lost in the ball, they got one or two dangerous moments and there was a great save from Bernd as well. But until that moment, we created so many chances to punish them or to kill the game. The late goal was really important for us and it’s a massive three points, and a clean sheet as well.”

The Portuguese boss was full of praise for Willian.

“About Willian, I will repeat the same thing: he is a top class player and a great guy. He keeps playing with a smile on his face and keeps working hard every single day on the training ground. I know that he wants more and he knows that he always has myself behind him to demand from him and give him all the confidence for him to keep showing his quality.

It’s really important for us to share goals and not have just one player to score goals. As you know, if you look to the past, my wingers normally score goals and have to arrive in certain areas to score goals.”