Erol Bulut on Middleasbrough defeat

Last updated : 30 April 2024 By Michael Morris

Cardiff's Erol Bulut:

"If you look at how many chances we had, we did not deserve to lose by three goals.


"We did not have half of the team with us today but that is not the reason for the final score.

"Our young players did well today. Cian Ashford was more nervous than last week, but he will learn from that.

"We wanted to win for the fans in our last game at home, but personally I am satisfied with the season. I think so are the fans and the board.

"We have one game left against Rotherham and though we could have a few more points, we have built and progressed really well."

Middlesbrough's Michael Carrick:

"We played very well in bursts with some quality football.

"We've had a lot of ups and downs this season. It hasn't been good enough, but we have come a long way as a group.

"There's much to build on and to take into next season.

"Mentality is massive in football, it can override talent.

"The way we have finished the season is encouraging and there should be some excitement.

"We looked dangerous because the lads went about their task in the right way.

"The edge was taken away by the situation, but the desire was there.

"It's about self-motivation and how the players drive themselves on."