Manager comments as cardiff lose to Sunderland

Last updated : 31 March 2024 By Michael Morris

"Until minute 12, when we conceded a penalty, everything was fine", said Erol Bulut. "After that, we lost totally our confidence, our playing shape. We couldn't create.


"This is disappointing. We couldn't wake up. We lost a lot of duels, a lot of individual mistakes were made. When you make this many mistakes, you cannot expect to win the game.

"During the international break, the players trained really well so I was expecting a much better game. To see that performance today, it hurts.

"Today I have to be honest, from the 39 games we've played this season, this was one of the worst. I have to be clear about that. I didn't like it at all."

Sunderland interim head coach Mike Dodds:

"I'm trying to be level with it all because, when you're in this position, you can't get too high with the highs and too low with the lows.

"I think it was a real professional performance and I've tried to stay really balanced in this seat looking at the performance.

"I am more happy for the group and the fans because the result makes everything feel a little bit lighter but I'm quite balanced.

"It was a really professional performance in and out of possession."