Fulham hero Pavel Pogrebnyak admits it takes longer to recover from Premier League games than what he's experienced previously.

The Russian, on-loan from Stuttgart, has scored in both his first two games for the Cottagers.

"I haven't been this exhausted for a long time. The match was very intense, hardly any pauses. Tough challenges and big powerful defenders are difficult to adjust to initially. Aside from that, I was very pleased with the support - I have never seen so many away fans at a stadium," said Pogrebnyak.