Fulham boss heaps praise on ‘class’ individual after Nottingham Forest win

Fulham have started this season in strong form following their Championship title win

Fulham boss Marco Silva heaped special praise on Tim Ream after their win over Nottingham Forest on Friday.

The evergreen defender helped his side win 3-2 at the City Ground.

Ream, 34, put in another solid performance for the London club, despite playing in left-back.

‘Class’...

Although he has admitted he doesn’t like singling out individuals, Silva said afterwards, as per the official club website:

“I don’t like to mention individual players but I have to mention Tim Ream.

“34-years-old, he’s been probably our best central defender so far and with the problems we have on our left-side, without Robinson and without (Layvin) Kurzawa as well.

“I didn’t have doubts to start him there as I knew he would show the class and the knowledge about the position definitely because the way he works every single day showed to me that he was able to do it. He played really as a captain.”

Fulham ace

Fulham signed Ream back in 2015 from Bolton Wanderers and he has since earned cult hero status at Craven Cottage.

The USA international has made 268 appearances in all competitions and has chipped in with three goals.

The Cottagers’ last couple of campaigns in the top flight have been tough but this term they look to be a force to be reckoned with.

It is still early days but Silva’s team are looking well organised, have genuine quality and showed on Friday that Aleksandar Mitrovic isn’t their only source of goals.