MALKY: A COMPLETE PERFORMANCE
“We were up against the top scorers in the division and the top scorer in the division in Charlie Austin and to keep a clean sheet against them was very pleasing.”
in the after-match glow of a comfortable four-nil home win over Burnley.Malky MackayThose were the words of a delighted
It was an incredibly impressive showing from a City side that never allowed a dangerous Burnley team to settle, Cardiff taking full advantage of their superiority to ease home by their biggest winning margin of the season.
“From the first minute to the ninetieth our team gelled today,” commented Mackay. “We worked very hard in terms of winning second ball and after that we made a lot of good decisions, caused them a lot of different problems and were clinical in front of goal. I asked them to be clinical when we got into good areas, because we weren’t on Tuesday night against Watford.”
The result completed a home double for the week, making it a record stretching seven wins out of seven in front of the home faithful – a result coupled with Leicester’s home loss to lift the team back to the top of the Championship table.
Speaking of home form, Malky said, “We’ve got to keep trying to make it a difficult place for teams to come. We are looking to base ourselves on our home form to begin with and build on that. We get twenty plus thousand people coming here every week and they’ve been fantastic in their support for myself and our team.
“I think we just keep trying to win as many games as we can. I know the league, I’ve been in it a long time and know exactly how relentless it is and how unforgiving it is. There are times when you think it’s unfair, with a lot of games played over a short space of time in the season. But it’s nice to be up there, in and around it with twelve games gone.”
The City manager was cautious of letting the team get ahead of themselves with only just a quarter of the gruelling season in the bag, stating correctly that, “there’s a lot of football to come and some tough times ahead for everyone in the league. We’ve got to make sure we stay focused on our own job.”