Lasse Vigen Christensen believes Fulham fully deserved to progress in the EFL Cup at the expense of Middlesbrough.
The Dane scored the winner with seven minutes of extra time remaining after a Julien De Sart own goal cancelled out David Nugent's early opener.
The Whites, who made 10 changes for the tie, were much the better side by the end of the contest than their Premier League opponents.
Christensen said: “I think you can say we fully deserved the win. They probably had more of the ball but we expected them to come out and try to control the game.
“We sat in a good shape and when we got the ball we looked quite dangerous going forward so I think it was a deserved win in the end.”
He added: “It's been a good 48 hours. Signing yesterday and knowing where my future is now and going out with the lads and putting in a great performance and getting the win was not too bad.”
Christensen was one of a number of players who came through the club's academy and he was delighted to see young guns like Adetayo Edun and Dennis Adeniran impress on their first Craven Cottage start.
He explained: “It's nice for all of us and they've done really well in pre-season and this season in the games they've had.
“I can put myself in their shoes as that was me a while back. I'm delighted for them as they go out and do well for themselves.
“They're a credit to themselves and the academy. I hope they'll kick on and keep pushing us in the team as you need the young lads to come in and push us.”
Christensen added: “I'm not that old yet so there are other boys that have more experience than me but I've tried to help with what they need to do in terms of keeping their head down.
“They're all good guys. They do most of the work themselves.”