Harris | We made a statement & paid tribute
LEEDS REACTION | HARRIS
Neil Harris spoke of the 'desire and hunger' of his City squad following their 2-0 victory over Leeds United.
The Bluebirds toppled the league leaders in their first game back at CCS, and Harris explained the result was just reward for their hard work.
"It tells us straight away that we're focused," he began. "And that we have got a desire and a hunger to be successful this season.
"The players deserve great credit for the way they conducted themselves physically and professionally over the lockdown period.
"They've come back, attacked every training session and have really bought into it – then we've scored two quality goals."
The City boss went on to reflect on the tributes the Bluebirds paid upon their return to action in the Welsh capital.
"I wanted the boys to make a statement on the first day back," he continued. "Not only to put a marker down, but also to pay tribute to Peter Whittingham.
"There were two goals there that were fitting to that man.
"I didn't know him personally, but played against him many times and Whitts was a class act. I thought he could have played in any team, anywhere in the world, he was that good a player. He is loved here, and rightly so.
"The tributes we paid for equality, the NHS and for Whitts were all fitting today.
"Then, my players handled the situation and the occasion really well to secure the result."