Emanuelson pushes for Fulham start against Tottenham

The on-loan midfielder came off the substitutes' bench in the 2-2 draw away at Sunderland, but is eyeing a place in the starting XI to face Tottenham on March 17
Fulham midfielder Urby Emanuelson is hopeful of a position in the starting XI in the club's next match away to Tottenham.

The Netherlands international is on loan from AC Milan until the end of the season, but has yet to make a competitive start for the west London club, making four appearances as a substitute.

Emanuelson was introduced from the substitutes' bench in Fulham's last game, a 2-2 draw away to Sunderland, and insists he now feels ready to make the step up to the starting XI at White Hart Lane.

"I'm working hard," Emanuelson told the club's official website. "And I hope the next game I can start from the beginning because that's why I came [to Fulham]."

"We'll see when we play Spurs in just under two weeks," he continued, "I have some time now to do well in training and then we will see but, of course, I want to play."

Emanuelson went on to stress his disappointment that Fulham could not hang on for victory against Sunderland despite leading the Black Cats 2-0.

"For us, if you look back, it's not a good result," he admitted. "If we'd won the game we would have looked a lot healthier in the league but it didn't happen so we have to move on."