Nigeria-born Tosin Adarabioyo was both ecstatic and relieved to secure a much-needed three points against Sheffield United.
Ademola Lookman’s powerful drive was enough to record a second win in a week and Adarabioyo was proud of the grit his team showed.
“It was really massive, admitted the defender who is still eligible to play for Nigeria.
“We all did fantastic. We know where we are in the league and where we want to get to, and those three points are a big step in that direction.
“It’s one of the turning points to our season. There’s been a few, we’ve been on a good run of form with two wins and two draws. We’ve found some identity and confidence so this could be one turning point, but I think we’ve had one already. Hopefully we can continue to chip away.”
Fulham can enjoy a rest period with the Crystal Palace test scheduled to take place in a week’s time. The last seven days have been massive for Scott Parker’s team and Adarabioyo knows that.
“Seven points in a week is massive. We’ve come out of a three-game week so to see us unbeaten is huge for us.
“Palace coming up is a massive game, it’s another game to look forward to, we’ll try and get some points out of it and keep moving in the right direction.”
The central defender wants to block out the external noise of playing down his side’s chances and continue to focus on inner improvement.
“That’s down to them what they want to believe in terms of our survival chances,” he stated. “I hope our fans fully believe we can do it after seeing us play. The outside world and media, that’s down to them to say what they want. We’ve shown more than enough to demonstrate we’re capable of doing that.
“We know what we’ve got left of the season and we’ll look to get the job done.”
Adarabioyo has started all 21 Premier League games he played so far this season and helped Fulham to keep a clean sheet in seven of the games.