The Bulgarian has shone for the Whites since his August switch from Manchester United in a deal many pundits have called the transfer of the season so far.
"I like to play with beauty and grace - that has always been my philosophy from a young age," he tells the official Fulham match programme. "That's how I play and that's what football is about. Plenty of football players play like this and that is what I want to watch.
"I don't want to watch players puffing around the pitch. You see games where the ball is flying from one box to another and it makes my neck hurt. That is not football for me."