SENDEROS WANTS 7TH

Fulham defender Philippe Senderos has said that he is extremely confident that the club can reach the seventh position in the Premier league table, which will equal a club record. After a slow start to the season, Fulham have been spectacular in the second half of the season winning many crucial matches.

As a result, they have a real chance of overtaking both Everton and Liverpool in the final few matches of the campaign to finish in the seventh position. Current England manager Roy Hodgson led Fulham into the seventh position a few years ago, which remains the best Premier league finish to date.

Philippe Senderos scored the 89th minute winner against Wigan recently that gives his side all three points from this match. Now, the Swiss defender is targeting key victory in the remaining matches so that they can finish in the seventh position ahead of Liverpool and Everton. It has been a disastrous season for Liverpool, but Fulham have been able to perform exceptionally well in spite of having to play in the Europa league during the early stages of the campaign. Fulham are exceptional in the match against Wigan, who are one of the inform teams in the Premier league.

“We have to be ambitious. We have a great quality in the team and our home form has been brilliant this season. If we continue like this and playing well and getting goals like our forwards have been doing then I think we have got a chance (of finishing seventh). It is up to us now to see where we are going to finish. We have very important games until the end of the season and we are an ambitious team. We have very good players and hopefully we can look forward to the top rather than looking backwards,” said Senderos.

FULHAM TIPPED TO WIN GROUP STAGES

Fulham defender John Arne Riise has said that he is quite confident that Fulham will be making it past the group stages of the Europa League.

Even though many consider the Europa League to be a major distraction, John Arne Riise begs to differ because he thinks that the prospect of playing in the final of the prestigious European competition is simply too good to pass away. Previously, the likes of Harry Redknapp and many other English managers have criticised the Europa League competition saying that there are just too many games one has to play before getting into the final. The number of games are so huge that it would be totally distracting them from their main objective – domestic success.

Fulham have a real chance of making it into the draw for the next round should they achieve a win against their opponents Odense. Wisla Krakow do have the opportunity to capitalise on the mistakes Fulham may make in the match, as they are the second best placed team in the group to qualify for the next round. Fulham won their first match against Odense 2-0 and they will be feeling extremely confident about the result. Even though they defeated Liverpool recently at home, they suffered a confidence denting 2-0 loss at the hands of Swansea on Sunday.

“I think every competition and every game is important. The Europa League is going to be interesting now after the Champions League last week, with both Manchester teams now in and Valencia and stuff. But now I’m focusing on the game on Wednesday and after that game, we’ll see how it goes and focus on Bolton on Saturday,” Riise said. The rift between manager Martin Jol and striker Bobby Zamora seems to be affecting the squad.