Neil Warnock held a pre-match press conference at the Vale Resort on Friday morning, ahead of the Bluebirds' weekend clash with Middlesbrough.
The Gaffer reflected on City's comfortable midweek win over Bolton Wanderers, before explaining how his men will approach Saturday's game, as they look to stretch their unbeaten run to six League matches.
“Every game is a different challenge really," began Neil. "[Middlesbrough] have got one of the best squads in the division, haven’t they? But I think that just epitomises how well my lads have done.
"To be up there where we are at this stage with fifteen games to go, competing with the likes of Middlesbrough, Villa, Derby, Fulham and Wolves, I think it’s great - we’re a good match for anyone."
Neil then looked forward to going up against Tony Pulis, as he prepares to welcome his Boro side to Cardiff City Stadium this Saturday.
“Tony’s like me, isn’t he? He’s seen it all and done it all really," he continued. "I think he just needed a change. I’m pleased, because I like Steve Gibson, and Tony wanted to get a club that he could build again. I think it’s a good fit.
"I know what their chairman said in the summer about bashing the league. I don’t know how much they spent on two or three strikers - £40 million, or something like that. They've got a fabulous squad."