Ola Aina says it is important for Fulham to build on their impressive win against West Bromwich Albion.
The Cottagers edged out West Brom 2-0 on Monday night to record their first win of the campaign.
Aina scored Fulham’s second goal of the game, thunderous left-footed strike into the top corner, to help the hosts on their way to a comfortable win over Slaven Bilic’s West Brom.
This was their finest display since earning a promotion, with debutant defender Joachim Andersen helping secure a first clean sheet of the season, too, and Aina says that, after the relief of getting their first win, such a performance must be the minimum expectation going forward.
“It was massive,” Aina told Standard Sport
“Everyone knows it has been a tough start to the season and to get the three points and the clean sheet, those things are very important.
“We dug in and really showed some resilience, it is an amazing feeling. It is a long season, the team and I have to take every game as it comes.
“You have to work hard at that, keep training and putting in the effort. What we did last night, that needs to be the minimum. Hopefully, we can kick on from here and keep improving.”
Fulham manager Parker said it was a relief to finally have the pressure of a winless run end and praised his squad for their desire to improve, something Aina says is driven by the manager himself.
“He has been great, keeping the belief within the camp and he always tells us that he believes in each and every one of us, believes in our ability and what we can achieve,” Aina said.
“He has been very positive with us — where we lack, he lets us know, and where we do well, he lets us know. He is a very truthful guy and he has been great.”