Last Updated: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:52
John Arne Riise has praised Fulham's summer signings and is confident that the side can improve on last season's 12th-placed finish.
The 32-year-old Norwegian left-back is currently working hard on his fitness with the rest of Martin Jol's squad in Costa Rica in the build up to the new Premier League campaign which starts in a month's time.
And Riise is delighted with the new faces that Jol has managed to bring into the side already as Maarten Stekelenburg, Derek Boateng and Fernando Amorebieta are all settling in well.
As a result the former Liverpool and AS Roma man cannot see any reason why the Cottagers should not be looking at a top-10 finish next term.
Riise told the club's website: "If you speak English then it's quite easy to come into this group. Obviously Fernando doesn't, so it's a bit harder for him but he'll get used to us and he'll find we're a really friendly group. We always take people in and have fun, when we're on the pitch we are focused on that but off the pitch we have fun together."
He added: "The atmosphere in the camp is great and we're all working hard together and trying to make sure that we do better than last year. Obviously we finished in 12th place, but this season we want to start well for the new owner and show what we can do."
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