MASON: WE SHOWED OUR STRENGTHS
“I thought it was a pretty convincing performance. We were really patient and could have had a few more in the first half, but in the end we got what we deserved.”
there following Cardiff’s dominant three-nil home victory over Blackburn Rovers on Easter Monday. It was Mason who had a huge bearing on the final result after netting City’s second and winning the penalty for the match-icing third after coming on for Fraizer Campbell midway through the second half.Joe MasonPositive words from
Speaking of his contribution, Joe was clearly delighted, stating, “I was really, really happy to get the goal. I haven’t had too many opportunities lately, but I’m happy to get the goal - it’s good for my confidence.”
Mason also held special praise for Kim Bo-Kyung and Jordon Mutch who have both also found playing time limited of late, but who combined to devastating effect in the Bluebirds midfield ranks yesterday.
“I thought Kim and Jordon were both brilliant today,” he said. “It just shows what we’ve got coming off the bench at the club and the ability we have to give some lads a bit of breather.”
While it was City’s attacking prowess that impressed against Rovers, Joe was also full of praise for the defensive unit, primarily new arrival Leon Barnett, who took the club’s clean sheet tally for the season to a league leading fifteen. All in all, like all at the club Joe was delighted more than anything with the quick response that the side had shown after the weekend’s minor setback.
“Leon (Barnett) has come in and slotted in really well, and I thought the whole of the back four looked really solid,” Joe said.
“We came into this game knowing that three points would be massive for us and we’ve all applied ourselves properly, picked ourselves up from the disappointment at Peterborough and showed everyone what we’re about.”
Cardiff City’s next home game is on Tuesday April 9thagainst Barnsley. The Tykes are in fine form themselves, easily winning at home to Leicester on Monday.
Make sure that you’re with us as we aim to turn the game in hand to points on the board. Buy your tickets online via eTicketing, call in at the ticket office at Cardiff City Stadium or call 0845 345 1400.