Tim Ream wants Fulham to shift their focus onto the Millwall game after their Brentford disappointment.
The Cottagers conceded a last-minute equaliser against local rivals Brentford to draw 1-1 at Craven Cottage.
This setback handed the advantage to Cardiff City who are now one point above them in the second automatic promotion spot with a game in hand.
Their next game isn’t any easier as Millwall come into this fixture on the back of a 17-game unbeaten run with Fulham themselves on a 21-game unbeaten run. They are two of the most in-form teams in the Championship with both ideally needing a win, so this fixture doesn’t need any hype.
Ream has been involved in 41 games this season and he had this to say about the Brentford match, according to the official site: “Everyone is going to be disappointed, we were in there trying to figure out how we drew the game and gave up a goal late on.”
“There’s no two ways about it. We know what the situation is and we know that starting with Millwall on Friday night we have to win and there’s no getting around that.”
“We’ve shown a mental toughness throughout this entire run, just because we concede in the 94th minute doesn’t mean we’re not mentally tough, it’s just a matter of dusting ourselves down and going again.”
Ream is right to point out their mental toughness which has allowed them to go on this long run, so they are unlikely to be too affected by the Brentford result. However, it’s not the ideal way to prepare for such a tough opponent.
They can’t afford to drop any more points in the remaining games, and it will be interesting to see such a contrast of styles when they play the Lions on Friday. Jokanovic will be hoping that his star player Ryan Sessegnon will be using the recognition he received at the EFL Awards as motivation for the remaining games.