By James Agberebi:
Nigerian forward Sone Aluko has played down Fulham's current position in the English Championship league table, stressing that how they finish the season is what matters.
Fulham who are on 28 points, currently occupy the 10th position after 19 games and are four points off the play-off spot (sixth position).
“It’s all about the points,” he told fulhamfc.com.
“The positions right now don’t really matter, it’s where we finish at the end of the season. But to collect another three points is huge, I think we’re just four points off fourth, so we’re not too far away.
“It doesn’t matter who we play in this league now, we’ve proved that we don’t fear anyone. On our day we can beat the top teams, as we showed on Saturday. We beat Newcastle, we did well against Brighton.
“We’re more concerned about how we play and how we finish moves, rather than the form of the other team. Reading had won five in a row and we’ve gone and beaten them comfortably, so we don’t fear anybody," Aluko boasted.
Last Saturday, Fulham thrashed an in-form Reading (who are third in the league table) 5-0 with Aluko getting his side's second goal (his fourth goal in 18 league appearances).
Aluko was delighted with the emphatic win, claiming Fulham proved critics wrong with the performance.
“It was a good day,” Aluko told fulhamfc.com. “That’s the quality we’ve got. When a lot of people say we’re not clinical and that we miss chances, we take it a bit personally because we know what we can do.
“In training we finish goals well and our build-up play is fantastic, so it’s just getting the last touch on the ball and finishing the game well, and on Saturday we showed the quality we’ve got.
“We’ve been working on being more clinical, finishing off teams. We’ve been dominating a lot of sides but allowing them back into the game and letting them off the hook.
“But we really stuck it to Reading and finished them off. To win 5-0, and score so many goals again at home, was perfect.”