Manager reaction from Loftus Rd

Last updated : 02 January 2024 By Michael Morris

QPR's Marti Cifuentes:

"We knew that they were a good team from set-pieces and then they score from that situation.


"We got good momentum in the second half and scored a goal. Then we lost this momentum. We conceded another goal from a set-piece, which is unacceptable.

"I've been in charge for 12 games and we've conceded 11 goals, which is quite a decent defensive performance. But seven of them have been from set-pieces, which is unacceptable.

"That area of the game should be an asset, not a liability, and we are getting extremely punished. If we concede two goals from set-pieces then we cannot expect to win matches.

"It was definitely very far from the result and performance we wanted.

"It was an opportunity to kick off the year with a positive result for our fans, to change the energy a little bit and to keep building after a good point against Ipswich.

"Unfortunately, we were not good enough. The first half is really disappointing - really poor. It's not that Cardiff created chances."

Cardiff's Erol Bulut:


"It was perfect to have a win for the new year. It was not the greatest game, but the way we won it was great.

"We have injuries and illness so I have limited possibilities, so I can say it was a great game for us.

"The team showed fighting spirit - winning spirit. Some games are like that and today it was like that.

"Of course, for the offensive part, we want to create more and finalise more, but we have to compliment our defenders. Sometimes you have to count on your defenders and they are doing well."