DON'T think Saturday's surrender at Hull will be in any way typical of the Whites this season, says new back-up keeper Pascal Zuberbühler.
There may not be a big change in the line-up against Arsenal, but the Swiss stopper believes the Whites will be a different proposition this weekend - and will relish playing a 'big four' club after their unhappy brush with the Premier League newboys on the opening day.
"In the next games, we want to show another Fulham and I'm sure the supporters will see another Fulham on Saturday to the one that played at Hull," Zuberbühler told the Gazette.
"It's the right time to play Arsenal now. I like it much more to play against a big team."
The former Xamax Neuchatel player continued: "It's always difficult playing the first game against a team that is new to the Premier League. it's always a hard game.
"I'm unhappy with the result, but it's only the first game and we know where we went wrong and it's our task to do it better.
"In the first half, everything was OK and if we had gone home with one point, I think that would have been fine. But in the second half, we gave them too much of the game and allowed them to gain confidence."
The 37-year-old - who appeared for his country against Portugal in Euro 2008 - was a surprise addition to the Fulham squad given that three stoppers are already on the books at Craven Cottage.
But perhaps the lengthy injury to Antti Niemi and the important contribution of the now departed Kasey Keller at the end of last season persuaded Roy Hodgson to call on his experience.
He knows the keeper well from his time as boss of the swiss national team in the 90s, after all.
Zuberbühler (pictured, far right) was on the bench at the KC Stadium and it may be
typical of his season because if Mark Schwarzer and David Stockdale are fit, he may not get a look-in.
But that will not be a problem, according to the Swiss.
"I know already absolutely the situation here for the goalkeepers," he said. "The gaffer explained to me the situation here.
"It's great for me to be here at this great club and I want to be successful. But I know Mark Schwarzer is number one and there is no problem for me.
"I want to give my experience to the young players in training. That's very important. And if the gaffer needs me, I'm sure I will be ready.
"He knows me already from years ago with the Swiss national team.
"After the Euros, I decided to stop my international career but I felt I could keep going and there were a lot of possibilities to continue in another country and of course after Fulham called me, it was absolutely fantastic. They are a beautiful Premier League club.
"But I'm not here to see the nice city of London, I'm here to be successful. I'm professional and want to be always successful, whether I'm playing or not playing."
Zuberbühler, who has a oneyear deal, has no Premier League experience and precious little in English football.
He played briefly at West Brom after the last World Cup but after seven games, Robson was axed and he found himself unwanted by new man Tony Mowbray.
"He wanted to make a new team and it was hard for me that I couldn't show what I could do to the new guy," Zuberbühler said.
The hope for him is that he will have a chance this time.
He would certainly relish a crack at Arsenal this weekend, who he firmly believes could be beaten as they were on their visit to west London two seasons ago.
"To play at home against a big club like that is tough but we can win, why not!" he said.
"They have also a lot of players who are injured and they have a lot of young players who have not played a lot in the last year.
"Of course I've watched a lot of English football on television and know a lot of Arsenal players also from the national team and I know they play good technical football.
"I know the gaffer also from Arsenal [Arsene Wenger] and we know we have to be much more compact than we were against Hull in the second half.
"If you are not compact enough against Arsenal, of course you have problems, but we have a good spirit on the field.
"There is good communication between the players and this is what my work will involve even if I am not playing."
The one positive note from the weekend was the goal from Seol Ki-Hyeon - his first for the club. Hodgson all-but wrote off the Korean's chances of appearing in a Fulham shirt this year and accused him of not caring enough about being a reserve.
But it seems the verbal jolt has galvanised the striker and he earned a starting place ahead of Erik Nevland and Clint Dempsey in the absence of the injured Andy Johnson. Match Summary HULL C (1) 2 FULHAM (1) 1 Line-up: Schwarzer; Pantsil, Hangeland, Hughes, Konchesky; Davies, Murphy (Andreasen 85), Bullard, Gera; Zamora (Dempsey 81), Seol (Nevland 85). Subs not used: Zuberbühler, Andranik, Stoor, Kallio. Attendance: 24,525 GOALS: Seol (8), Geovanni (22), Folan (81).
MoM: George Boeteng (Hull)