Erol Bulut

City vs. S.C. Braga reaction | Erol Bulut

Bluebirds boss Erol Bulut spoke to the press after his side faced S.C. Braga at the Stadium Municipal De Lagos on Wednesday night.

"The game for us today was really positive." Erol began. "In the first half we needed to create more chances, but we did not give many chances to the opponent, apart from the penalty they scored.

"In the second half we pushed a lot to change the result, and we created a lot of chances. At the end we lost 1-0, but I was very satisfied.

"It was also the first game for Karlan [Grant], Yakou [Méïté] and Iké [Ugbo] altogether. We will continue to play together like this, and we will have a better adaptation.

"We don't have to forget, they [Braga] finished their league in third position, and they will play for Champions League qualification. That shows what kind of quality their team had, so I hope we can continue like that."

Erol Bulut

The gaffer also commented on the performance of debutant Karlan Grant, with a look ahead to his team selection for our remaining pre-season fixtures.

He said: "They managed it well together, Karlan and [Callum] O'Dowda. We were very dangerous from our left side. I hope they continue to play like that.

"From our right side, we have to manage it a little bit better. Because Yakou has had fewer training sessions, he needs to get fit, but we have time to get him fit before the season will start.

"Today, I was trying in the second half to be close to the starting eleven. This will show also in the game against Porto, and also the last game when we play against Wycombe.

"Then I will be more clear who will start in the first eleven against Leeds United away, but until then, there is enough time to think a little bit about it."

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