Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Schwarzer: Euro Spark Can Ignite Premier Fire

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Schwarzer: Euro Spark Can Ignite Premier Fire

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Byline: Tom Collomosse

FULHAM 1

FC BASEL 0

MARK SCHWARZER expects Fulham's impressive results in Europe to spark an improvement in their Premier League performances.

Fulham have yet to fire in domestic competition, taking just six points from their opening six matches. But it is a different story in the Europa League, where Roy Hodgson's men have moved top of Group E after defeating FC Basel at Craven Cottage.

EUROPA

Fulham now have only two days to recover before taking on West Ham in Sunday's derby clash at Upton Park - but Schwarzer urged his team-mates to draw inspiration from their composed displays against continental opposition.

Fulham Basel Roma CSKA

Schwarzer was part of the Middlesbrough side which reached the UEFA Cup Final in and the Australian goalkeeper said: "It's a great tournament to be in, and the campaign with Middlesbrough was fantastic. Everyone would like to be in the Champions League, but the Europa League is the next biggest thing, and for Fulham, it is a real occasion. …

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