Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City came from behind to see off Wolverhampton Wanderers at Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday night. After going in at the break a goal down, the Bluebirds turned the game on its head, courtesy of goals from Matthew Connolly and Anthony Pilkington. The City boss gave the assembled media his views on the vital three points after the final whistle.
“I made two substitutions and asked the two lads to come on and do a certain job and they both were excellent,” Neil began. “Pilks got a little bit further forward, and I asked him if he could score a goal for us, and he did.
“It was a great result, and I thought we deserved it.
“I don’t think they had any efforts second half, I don’t think they had many efforts first half. They had quite a bit of possession, but once we sorted ourselves out, I thought Gunnarsson and Whittingham were very good.
“There were a lot of plusses tonight, but that’s the league, it’s a hard league. We can go into Saturday’s game with a lot of confidence now.”
Danish forward Kenneth Zohore came on at half time and made an impact that delighted his manager.
“I think he was surprised, let alone me,” the Bluebirds boss said. “I said to him after, ‘that is what I want from you, that is what I expect’, but when you work as hard as that and you get the result, that’s what football is all about.
Neil concluded: “People ask me why I’m still in it, nearly 1400 games, 30-odd years. But I’m in it because I know that the Cardiff City fans have gone home tonight absolutely delighted with the effort, and the final whistle is the euphoria that comes from working very hard and seeing the reward that we’ve got.”
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