RUSSELL: WE SHOWED GREAT CHARACTER
Club News16th December
After Cardiff City's last gasp 3-2 victory over Brentford, Russell Slade spoke to the assembled press and media at Cardiff City Stadium to give his thoughts on the game.
Having established a two goal lead, the Bluebirds' manager admitted that his side should have closed the game out sooner. Nevertheless, Russell expressed his delight that City found their winner late on through Kenwyne Jones.
“I thought we showed great character to come through," began Russell. "We were two-nil up, and we'd been in a similar position a couple of times where, to be honest, we should have got the third goal. That would have erased any fears of Brentford coming back into the game.
“So, we’re disappointed because we created lots of chances to go and get the third goal but it’s not happened and, unlike us, we then conceded from a corner.
“To go through that twice, have it happen again, and still to show that character to come back and get that goal late on was excellent from our point of view. We showed great unity and togetherness to get the winner."
Russell also turned his attention to City’s loan star, Tony Watt, who came in for plenty of praise for his individual performance against the Bees.
“He looks a real threat,” added the manager. “What I like about him is he plays with no fear. He picks the ball up and he tries to get straight at the centre-back. He wants to take you on, get past you and get his shot off.”
Watch more from Russell Slade and Brentford boss Dean Smith below!