Fulham’s Marcus Bettinelli has told Get West London that it would mean the world to him to help Fulham get promoted to the Premier League.
While the Cottagers were not be able to get the win over their West London rivals Brentford at the weekend, instead getting a draw after Tom Cairney’s early goal was cancelled out by Nico Yennaris, they did seal their place in the Sky Bet Championship play-offs. While it is still possible for Fulham not to be in the end of season lottery, it would take a freak 13 goal swing to Leeds United on the last game of the season.
And while there is still a game to go against Sheffield Wednesday, a team they may face again in the play-offs, Bettinelli is now looking forward to the play-offs. And as someone who came through the club’s academy, he has said it would be huge to him to help Fulham return to the Premier League.
He said: “That’s my aim goal, to not just get to Wembley but the get promoted and that’s the aim for everyone in there.”
“We’re a team, we aren’t individuals and yeah the gaffer has brought me in but that isn’t the reason why we’ve won the last four before today and been unbeaten.”
“The reason is we’ve stuck together and had difficult games and managed to get through them.”
“Winning promotion would mean the world – to have my family there and see all the fans, I know how special this club is and I know the fans want to be back in the Premier League.”
“When I was coming through the academy we were in the Premier League and it was a special time and I want to be apart of that and be part of that winning side that takes us back to the top flight.”
“it would be amazing to do that at Wembley and that’s our aim but we have a tough couple of games to get there first and we’ll focus on them first.”