Erol post-Watford | Important to play with confidence and togetherness
City boss Erol Bulut addressed the press following the one-nil victory over Watford.
The Bluebirds performed admirably throughout, defiant in defence, with Josh Bowler's individual magic helping seal the win.
"It was a difficult game," Erol began. "You could see today that the time off helped us. We were fresher. It meant we didn't have to throw in our new players immediately after a short amount of training, but we were able to give them minutes off the bench.
"They gave us good moments that we can build on. It was good for the team. We showed today our team spirit.
"I was pleased with how the new players fought. We played today against a good team. We showed our quality in defence. We went ahead, we battled and could and possible should have added a second or third too. Of course, I'm happy with the win."
Bowler's third goal of the season was spectacular. Our number 14 took on two defenders before firing into the top corner from the edge of the box.
Erol continued: "This is what we're expecting from him. He has these qualities. I say to him always that he has a great left foot. Sometimes you need to use your right too as opponents they can know what you're going to do.
"If he can manage also to dribble on his right and shoot he'll be much more dangerous.
"I was close to thinking about changing him and our system. Thankfully I didn't until after the goal."
Aaron Ramsey was named on the substitutes bench, making a matchday squad for the first time in four months due to injury.
Speaking about his number 10, Erol added: "We decided in the second half that this wasn't the game for Aaron after four months out, and I was pleased with how we were playing. We will manage him in the next few weeks. It's great to have him with the team."
Discussing our current league position, and hopes for the remainder of the season, Erol concluded: "We don't need to speak about the top six right now. We need to be a team.
"We need to try and get points every week. We need to play with confidence and together. And we'll see where that takes us."