Kamara eyes Roma scalp
Diomansy Kamara hopes his record against Roma will serve as a good omen when the sides meet this week.
Last Updated: 20/10/09 7:35pm
Fulham striker Diomansy Kamara hopes his goalscoring record against Italian giants Roma will serve as a good omen when the sides meet this week.
The 28-year-old grabbed his first Premier League goal of the season on Monday night in the Cottagers' 2-0 win over Hull.
Kamara spent four years with former Seria A outfit Modena before making his name in English football with Portsmouth and West Brom before his Fulham move.
Fulham's next task is to host Roma in their Europa League encounter on Thursday night and Kamara hopes his return to the side can work against their Group E opponents.
"I know Roma as I played against them when I was with Modena in Italy," he said.
"I scored against them as well, so I hope I play again and score too.
"I scored against them both in the Olympic Stadium and when Modena were at home.
"I know Roma and they are a really good team. This is a good omen for us.
"Roma, Basle and Sofia have all lost in the group so far.
"Only we haven't lost, so maybe if we win this game we go through to the next round of the competition."
Kamara took advantage first choice striker Andrew Johnson's shoulder injury, combining well with strike partner Bobby Zamora as each grabbed a goal in either half against the Tigers.
The win marked the club's 130th anniversary and was the perfect result ahead of their European encounter, and Kamara was quick to highlight the role Zamora played.
"Bobby was great," he said. "He scored and gave me a great assist. He's really hard to play against as he's very strong. I love playing alongside him."
Fulham now lie twelfth in the Premier League table and are beginning to find the sort of form which led them to a seventh place finish last term, but Kamara insists they face a big task to match last year's feat.
"We've played some good football but remember so far we've faced Arsenal, Chelsea and Aston Villa and that is never easy in the first eight games," he said.
"Twelfth in the table is alright for Fulham. If you finish in that position at the end of the season it's okay.
"It won't be easy to finish seventh again when you see the money teams like Tottenham, Aston Villa and Man City have spent."