Matchwinner Andreas Pereira hailed Fulham’s mentality after the Whites battled to victory over Leeds United at Craven Cottage this afternoon.

The Brazilian attacking midfielder had the simplest of tasks in slotting home his fifth goal of the season from close range after a mistake from Leeds goalkeeper Ilhan Meslier, but Pereira was delighted that Fulham had recorded back-to-back victories after a run of five games without a win failed to see their top flight return peter out long before the end of the season.

He told FFCTV after the final whistle:

“It was a great performance, especially at home getting back to winning ways. This is what we want. It was a good day. We were a bit frustrated in the first half but in the second half we scored the goals. In the end, we suffer a little bit but that makes it even better.”

Pereira wants the Whites to better Fulham’s best ever points tally in the top flight, which is the 53 points amassed by Roy Hodgson’s side when they finished seventh in the Premier League in 2009/10.

“We have to make as much points as we can. We have to each game by each game and make a difficult for the people above us. It is the mentality of the manager that he puts in day to day. That’s what we want. We want to compete [in] every game and we want to win every game.”

He was modest about his winning goal, which came his way after a cross from Antonee Robinson fell at his feet in the six yard box.

“As soon as Jedi touched the ball, I knew that he was going to cross in that position. First, I thought Bobby [De-Cordova Reid] was going to score and luckily the ball ended up with me. It was a great team play and I could finish [an] easy goal.”