Opposition View: “Issa Diop has been a defensive rock for Fulham this season”

We catch up with Fulham fan Harry Healy before our trip to West London

Are you surprised at how well Fulham are doing this season?

Pleasantly surprised. I think we’re overachieving, but I think it’s down to the spirit and belief in this squad that has got us to where we are now.  

You’re in and around the European places at the time of writing. Do you have faith that you can stay there or even push for fifth?

Personally, I think everyone at the club knows what’s at stake currently. To be sat in a European League spot mid-February is simply remarkable and that’s all down to the players. It will certainly take an effort, however with this group of lads, anything is possible.

Has Marco Silva exceeded your expectations?  

Marco has been a revelation for us ever since he was appointed in July 2021. He has transformed us from a Championship side to European dreamers, and he deserves all the plaudits.  

Are you worried someone will come in and swoop Mitrovic from you in the summer?

I have no worries about Mitro. He’s loved at Fulham, Marco’s got his arm around him and he has a free role to score goals! He signed a five-year deal back in 2021 and is more than settled in SW6.

And what are your thoughts on Issa Diop? Has he performed well?

Issa has been a defensive rock for us this campaign, and has been pivotal alongside Tim Ream. He has many qualities: Aggression, leadership and passion. He has also managed to get onto the scoresheet as well!

And Willian, how satisfied are you with him this season?

Willian has been outstanding for us this season. His energy, skill and drive has been infectious this year. A definite eyebrow raiser when he was recruited, however he has been one of our players of the season.

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