Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic says they have one chance to cross magic line

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic says his side have a 90-minute opportunity to win promotion into the Premier League.

Slavisa Jokanovic says Fulham have “one opportunity” to cross the line into the Premier League.

Fulham take on Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final on Saturday at Wembley, live on Sky.

The Cottagers are a game away from returning to the top flight for the first time since 2014 having overturned a first-leg deficit to beat Derby 2-1 in the play-off semi-finals.

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The Fulham manager said: “We have one opportunity to cross this magic line and we know our responsibility, we know how important it is.

“I am not thinking about different things, I am thinking of this 90 minutes or 120 or some minutes after this extra time. We are ready for everything.”

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Fulham fell at the semi-final stage last season losing to Reading, 2-1 on aggregate, and Jokanovic is aware of the pressure his team may face.

“Pressure is part of this business too. To lose, is a kind of depression, that you know how everyone around you feels, the supporters, the board or the club,” he added.

“We have enough experience to handle this situation and I am going to try and show my best face and perform well.

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic believed his team fully deserved the 2-0 win against Derby

“We play great football and have the opportunity to win the game. It is two great teams who play different styles, but we are going to try and move a little bit more.

“Try and surprise, score goals from set pieces, after some individual action, after some offensive transition.

“We will follow our style. It is not a question about taking risks or not, it is to try and dominate the situation, put these people under some kind of stress.

“In Villa, we are going to find some experienced players and they are not going to be surprised at playing in this stadium.

“They will be confident but we must take ourselves out of that situation, be aggressive and try and win the game.”

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