Pre Fulham: Pantsil
Former West Ham and Ghana defender John Pantsil has spoken of the need for his Fulham side to kick on in their own European mission. With the Cottagers so close to getting into the already maligned Europa League a win at SJP could effectively seal the deal for Hodgson`s side. Pantsil said:
"We are now in seventh place and in the last two games we have to go all out and record the best possible finish we can. I watched the Newcastle game on Monday night and it`s going to be hard for both teams tomorrow. We believe in ourselves that we are a winning team and a fighting team, so we will go there and do our best.
It`s nice to play at St James`s Park because the atmosphere is always good. I`m very proud of the performance of our entire team this season and pleased the way the club has given me the opportunity to perform. For me, I am here to do a good job and put a smile on our fans` faces. They give you their support and you have to give something back to them."