Ruiz senses greater self-belief at Fulham
Consistency has proven difficult for Fulham to come by this season, but two wins from an unbeaten four-game run have taken them to 36 points with nine matches still to play and should secure top-flight status.
"We believe more in ourselves now, sometimes we did not get the points we deserved, but we have changed our mentality, are doing well on the field and defending hard," Ruiz said.
"After this victory, we can now be looking at the top-10 places, which was what we were thinking about at the beginning of the season.
"We had a bad period, but now we are back in business, so will try to finish in the top 10."