Erol Bulut

Bulut post-WBA | We have to remain positive

Following Tuesday night's away defeat against West Bromwich Albion, Erol Bulut spoke to the press at the Hawthorns.

City conceded once in each half without scoring an answering goal, as the hosts took all three points in the West Midlands. Discussing the result, Bulut began by addressing the performance overall.

“The first minute was not great for us,” said Erol. “The concentration in a one-on-one situation was not there and from there we conceded a goal.

“Afterwards, we tried to create chances and came close to making it 1-1 particularly in the second half with Kion Etete and Aaron Ramsey.

"We were pushing against the opponent to create chances but again, we lost the ball on the midfield line and in transition we conceded the second goal.

“It was difficult to change the game in the end, but I can say that in the second half we should’ve scored to make it 1-1, which would have changed it for us, but after the second goal it wasn’t possible.

“In the second half we tried really hard to score, but in the final third we’ve not been effective with our shots on goal, whereas our opponents had quality in their passing and shots, which led to the second goal. We had the chances."

Changing the focus towards our next run of fixtures - beginning with Saturday's trip away to face Norwich City, the Gaffer emphasised the importance in approaching each match with confidence as the Bluebirds look to bounce back to winning ways. 

“We have to try much more. When we are in front of the goal, we have to be more concentrated so that we can finish it. We’re creating the chances but not scoring, which is the problem we are having right now.

“You have to think positive and work hard going forwards, and that applies to everyone in the squad as well as for myself.

"We’ve made it this far with everybody including the fans, so for the last 15 games we have to go through them even if they are hard. Now we have to fight to get the points to be get more points, and then look forward to more.”