Erol Bulut on the touchline for Cardiff City

Erol pre-Leicester City | We will give everything

Erol Bulut spoke to the press ahead of the Bluebirds' Sky Bet Championship clash against Leicester City on Friday evening.

The Foxes are currently top of the table, while City sit in 11th, two points off the Play-Off places.

“They are a team who got relegated last season, they have high quality players and you can see that on the field," Erol began. "But, that doesn’t say that the game on Friday, everybody can think about it one way.

"This is football, you never know. Against Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe, I have had many games like this in my career."

Erol Bulut on the touchline for Cardiff City

The Bluebirds fell to a narrow 2-1 defeat in the reverse fixture, but created chances to go ahead in the second half at the King Power Stadium, prior to the hosts' winning goal in added time.

Erol continued: “We will give everything to get points against Leicester, but you have to see what you have in your hand and what the opponent has in theirs. When you compare, we have to ask if it is possible.

"I think, when we are well-concentrated, when you see the game at Leicester, how we played there, we could have won there.

"We lost the game in the 92nd minute. Before that, we had two or three chances to lead. We couldn’t manage to score and they did, so it could have been different.”

Erol Bulut on the touchline for Cardiff City

On Boxing Day, the Foxes recorded a 1-1 draw against Ipswich Town, leaving them six points clear at the top of the second-tier table.

“This was clear already at the start of the season for me," Erol added. "They kept nearly all of their players, maybe one or two they sold, like Leeds also. But they kept a lot of players.

"For them, it was clear that they wanted to get promoted again. Many teams now are fighting against these teams and many teams are fighting for the sixth position. Let’s see at the end of the season."

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