Fulham midfielder Franck Zambo Anguissa has hailed manager Scott Parker, saying he was able to ‘get back into football’ due to the Cottagers boss.
Parker has proven to be a big hit at Craven Cottage since taking charge on a permanent basis in May 2019, leading them back to the Premier League in his first full season at the club.
After a difficult start this year, he has also helped turned things around, with the Cottagers having dragged themselves out of the relegation mire to be right in contention to avoid the drop this year.
Key to that has been the form of Zanguissa, who has emerged as a key player under Parker after returning from a loan spell with Villarreal in the summer.
And Anguissa is clearly a fan of his manager, revealing he liked him even before he was in charge of the club.
“I like the man I’m playing with,” he told La Provence.
“I like the man he is before he is a coach.
“He is someone who, at a time when I was going through something quite difficult (his injury during his first season), trusted me.
“I was able to get back into football thanks to him.”
With the Premier League season drawing to a close, Fulham now find themselves within touching distance of escaping the relegation zone.
There is a growing belief that they can escape the drop, but Anguissa says they are not counting their chickens just yet.
“We are all ‘focused’ on our goal of staying up, and it shows in the way we play. We’re not giving up; we’re not calculating,” he added.
“I hope that my team will be able to maintain their position, and at that point, I could say to myself ‘Frank, what do you want to do?”