Grygera eager to taste Euro glory with Fulham after famous Juventus shock

Zdenek Grygera wants Europa League glory with Fulham, two seasons after being knocked out by the Cottagers as a Juventus player.

The defender, who joined Fulham on transfer deadline day, admitted he would 'never forget' the atmosphere that night and revealed he was hoping to experience it again, starting in Thursday's opening Group K clash with FC Twente.

He told his club's official website: "Fulham turned a lot of heads when they knocked Juventus out of the competition and I've taken an interest ever since - when you are involved in a game like that it is only natural.

"I've played a few times against English teams over the years and, every time, I have been struck by the atmosphere in and around the grounds, and Craven Cottage was no different.

"Even though it is small in comparison to some, the atmosphere was fantastic and made for a great setting. It was a difficult night for those on the losing side but, of course, it was a special night for Fulham.

"It's not often an Italian team concedes four goals - you rarely see that happen. But Fulham played the better football, showed more fight and, in the end, were the team that deserved the win."

 

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