Erol Bulut

Erol post-Birmingham City | A satisfying performance

Erol Bulut spoke to the press following our 1-0 away victory over Birmingham City. 

The Bluebirds claimed all three points thanks to a second half strike from Josh Bowler.

“I’m really satisfied, not only because we won the game, but we were, from the first second to the last, fully focused,” Erol began. “It was not easy, because Birmingham needed points and they were pushing a lot to score.

“Normally, when you see Birmingham, they don’t deserve to be in this position. They are a good team, but in football, sometimes it is like that.

“From our side, we had good positioning without the ball, and when we had the ball we had good movement and could have scored one or two more. I’m generally satisfied with the team.”

Erol Bulut on the touchline for Cardiff City

After being introduced at the interval, playmaker Rubin Colwill made a crucial impact by setting up Bowler to net the winning goal. 

Erol continued: “Rubin was injured, he had an ankle problem and couldn’t be with us in the last game and in the position of [Aaron] Ramsey, we brought him inside, it was good. 

"He was keeping the ball well and from the right side, they played really well, Josh [Bowler] and Rubin. It was a good assist and a good goal."

Erol Bulut on the touchline for Cardiff City

Academy product Cian Ashford was introduced in the second half for his Sky Bet Championship debut, following his fine performances for the U21s this season. 

“Before the game, I said to him that maybe he will come on for 15-20 minutes," Erol added. "I asked him how he was feeling, and he was ok. 

“It’s different between U21 games and Championship games, so he has to learn many things, but it was a good start for him.

“He has had many good games for the U21s and the National Team. He has trained well with us. He will have a good moments again."

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