Fulham boss wants more of the same at Wembley

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic wants more of the same at Wembley after describing his side’s play-off semi-final second-leg win over Derby as close to perfection.

The Cottagers overturned a first-leg deficit in fine style at Craven Cottage as Ryan Sessegnon scored one and made another in a 2-0 win which booked a first national stadium appearance in 43 years.

It was sweet reward for Fulham, who went half of the regular season unbeaten, and put Derby to the sword in Monday’s second leg.

And now the Serbian wants his side to finish the job next Saturday against either Aston Villa or Middlesbrough.

“We know how important it is to get the team there but it is more important to show our quality and win the game,” he said.

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[/media-credit] Denis Odoi’s goal took Fulham to Wembley

“All of the season will depend about this last game. What we want to do now is clear our mind and rest our bodies and prepare for this game in 12 days to try and get in the Premier League.

“We haven’t played at Wembley for 43 years so it is great for us.

“We have beaten many records this season, we are really satisfied and happy.”

On his side’s performance Jokanovic added: “You ask me many times about our trust, our self-belief, our confidence, sometimes we can play a bad game but today we played very good football.

“This season is 49 games, many times we played close to a brilliant level, we were really close to being perfect. I have to be satisfied for the work on the field.”