Montella: Fans have adopted me
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Vincenzo Montella is delighted at the amount of support Fulham fans have given him.
Vincenzo Montella is delighted at the amount of support Fulham fans have given him since his arrival.
The Roma striker, who joined The Cottagers on loan earlier this month, has so far made a positive impact with the West Londoners.
The Italian hit-man helped Chris Coleman's side fight back to defeat Championship side Leicester City in the FA Cup last week before scoring Fulham's goal in a 1-1 Premiership draw with London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
Montella admitted the start of his spell in England could not have been better.
"It's fantastic because the chorus came before my goals," Montella told 'Gazzetta dello Sport'. "The (Fulham) supporters prepared it when I arrived in London.
"I already heard them singing at Leicester when I made my debut in the final stages of the English FA Cup match on January 6th.
"It means they have adopted me with affection, and it gave me a big charge."
Despite striking three goals in four matches, Montella knows he is far from full fitness at this stage.
"I haven't played a lot in the last few months," he added. "I'm still missing the rhythm of the match a little.
"It's really quick in the Premiership, but I still hope to play more.
"At my age, continuity is important."