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  • By Alessandro Schiavone

Sasa Lukic [Exclusive]: Rodrigo Muniz is not in Mitrovic's league

Exclusive by Alessandro Schiavone at Craven Cottage

For all his rich vein of goalscoring form Rodrigo Muniz can't be compared to Aleksandar Mitrovic just yet.

That is the view of Serbia international Lukic who opened his Fulham account with a flicked finish in the 3-0 demolition of Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

Rejuvenated Brazil star Muniz has finally found his Premier League mojo after netting seven times in the last seven league outings, with the brace against Tottenham the icing on the cake.

But for ex-Torino midfielder Lukic he has a long way to go before anyone can liken him to 111-goal Cottage sensation Mitrovic.

He said: "I am not surprised by Muniz because he works his socks off every single day and I am happy for him.

"But he has a long way to go to hit Mitrovic's heights."

Lukic coming out on top against his opposite numbers Pape Matar Sarr and Yves Bissouma was key to Fulham dispatching Tottenham as games are often won or lost in midfield.

He said: "The team did very well and of course so did I.

"I gave all I had to help the squad and I am very happy after scoring my first goal in the Premier League. I hope it will be one of many.

"I was desperate to get off the mark to help me on my journey here.

"It was an amazing performance against a top team especially as Tottenham are on a roll.

"But so are Fulham, we've playing well.

"We had a stranglehold on the game from the off and took the three points home.

"I am really pleased and proud of this team and the only thing we need to do is keep going this way."

Marco Silva's men are nine points behind Manchester United in sixth and boast a 16-point advantage over Luton Town, meaning it's unlikely for them to get into Europe or go down.

So with not much left to play for other than pride, finishing a spot higher than last term's 10th place is the club's chief target.

He said: "We're stuck in the middle but we'll work every day to improve on last season's finish.

"That's our goal but we only take it one game at a time.

"We've been doing well and need to keep it up and let's see where that takes us.

"Fulham have a terrific team and a great gaffer.

"We have what it takes to move up the table."

And with red-hot Muniz playing the way he is, this ever-improving Fulham side certainly stand a chance of doing just that.


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