Ross McCormack has never been fitter.
The Fulham forward reckons since he's joined Fulham he's lost around a stone under the manager's extreme fitness regime.
The weight of expectation also fell away when he scored the only goal to send the Whites through to the next round of the Capital Cup at Brentford's expense.
McCormack was nursing a slight injury pre-season, but admitted fitness under Felix Magath is like nothing he's experienced in the past.
"His fitness is different to any fitness work I have done in the past," said the striker.
"Since I have come here, I have lost a stone since the end of the last season. That has been good, maybe I am seeing the benefits of that now I am getting a few games under my belt my sharpness is coming back. Hopefully it is good enough now."
The heavy pressure of a first Whites win also brought relief to the manager, under pressure, from all sides after a four-game losing sequence in the Championship.
"He has been getting a lot of criticism but he will take that on the chin because he is the manager of a big football club, that is part and parcel of it," said McCormack.
"We have got a lot of young players in the team but that is no excuse for getting beaten 5-1 at Derby. He will enjoy tonight but it is the league that counts.
The man who cost Fulham £11m from Leeds, gave the hoarding a big kick when he slotted home on 68 minutes - pent-up frustration dissipated in a second.
"Last season I scored a lot of goals and it has been frustrating the first few games because I have not even had a chance, let alone a goal," he said. "It was nice to get a goal and hopefully we can use the first win of the season as a springboard."