Erol upbeat despite defeat

Last updated : 30 December 2023 By Michael Morris

Cardiff manager Erol Bulut:

"I can't compare us with Leicester. Their quality is different. They were relegated [last season], they want to get promoted immediately and they still have quality from the Premier League.


"Tonight I can say only positive things about my team. We did many positive things in the game, but the details change football.

"One example, they put pressure on us, we lose the ball and they score. Second half we had nearly the same situation when we won the ball, but the final pass wasn't good enough.

"We have to continue to work, but I think we are in a positive way. I said we want to be around the play-offs and we have a lot of games where we can push. Also I hope with a few transfers in January, we can push more."

Leicester manager Enzo Maresca:

"I am very happy for one reason, that in this moment with this amount of game, the effort from the players has been unbelievable.

"To play two games in a row away from home is very difficult, playing every three days.

"I think the club has to be happy. Me as a manager I am very happy and I am very proud. The fans need to be proud of these players - they are and showing the desire to win even in this period.

"To finish the year with more than 60 points. I don't think anybody expected this, me included. Now we need to continue, but for sure we are happy."