Cardiff 2-1 Stoke. Manager reaction

Last updated : 27 February 2024 By Michael Morris

Cardiff City boss Erol Bulut told BBC Sport Wales:

"Our last win at home was a long time ago and so the confidence has not been the best in the team for many days.


"I said after the last game that we drew at home (against Blackburn) that today was a day we needed to get our confidence back.

"This game was important to build our confidence, it was a must to get three points today.

"I am really satisfied with the team. In the situation where we are right now, the first half was really good… and we fought to the end to not concede a second goal."

Stoke City boss Steven Schumacher said:

"It's what I've said numerous times since I've been here, a team that's been in control of the game had more chances, but we've lost it because we've been punished from two errors.

"The reaction of the fans is understandable because we've lost another game of football.

"I think they can see that the players gave 100%. In two key areas of the game we haven't been good enough. That's been a recurring theme throughout the whole season, not just lately and that's why we're in the position we're in.

"So we get it, all we ask is, we need to stick together because we're going to need their support for the next 12 games."