"I just want them to respect me. They've seen the way I play and the character I am," the 32 year old said.
"Every club I've been at I've forged a relationship with the fans. I hope it'll be the same here."
The midfielder also added that dropping down into the Championship was not something which interested him.
"It dragged on and when Tottenham was somewhere I was no longer going to stay, there was a lot of speculation. I'm delighted to be here. Staying in the Premier League was important," he said.
"Fulham is a club I've always enjoyed playing. I'd like to see myself here for some time."