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Cardiff City will be returning to the Championship League after a disastrous season in the top tier league in England, Premier League saw them concluding the campaign on last spot and now have been relegated.
The Norwegian coach of Cardiff, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer piled the blame on himself as he said that the consistent series of negative results in this season has not gone as how his initial expectations were and the only thing left to do is learn from the mistakes and improve.
“I am the manager. I will take the blame. I didn’t make the impact on the results I hoped for. I came in hoping to make a difference and we could move up the table, but it didn’t happen’’.
“We haven’t performed very well to stay up, and that’s the reality. We have not been good enough. We have got to give the fans a good last game, and then we will look towards next season. The longer you go before you manage to bounce back, the more difficult it proves to be. The whole club is disappointed, but there is only one thing to do and that is come back stronger.” Solskjaer revealed.
This not the way that Solskjaer would have wanted to make his debut season in charge of Cardiff City as he was only appointed as the first team manager of the club a few months ago in January.
Solskjaer arrived to the club as the successor of Malky Mackay who managed on promoting Cardiff City to the Premier League but despite enjoying an impressive time in charge of Cardiff, after being under intense criticism and pressure from the club owner Vincent Tan, the Scottish coach was sacked in December of 2013 with Solskjaer being the man to replace him but the Norwegian’s debut season has been nothing short than a nightmare.
Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer was on cloud nine after his team manager a 2-0 win over promotion chasing QPR in order to keep their own hopes of finishing in the top six alive. Blackburn Rovers have been looking to get back to the Premier league ever since being relegated two years ago.
However, it looked as they would miss out on promotion yet again after remaining outside the top six with just a handful of matches remaining. They have, however, given themselves a great opportunity be getting a 2-0 win over QPR.
The manager of Cardiff City, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said that the draw against the West Bromwich Albion the other day would make his team believe that preventing the relegation is still possible for them.
Cardiff had looked like losing that match, but, in the injury time, they somehow managed to level the proceedings to earn one point.
Solskjaer reckons if the team had gone down in that game, the morale of the players would have taken a real beating and they probably would have given up on their attempts of staying in the league, but, now, after putting up a good performance in such a tight game, they would start believing that they can actually get themselves out of the relegation zone.
Talking to the reporters, the Cardiff boss said, “Defeat in that game would have been devastating for us. It would have demoralized the boys and they perhaps would not have been able to recover completely from that, but, now after that leveller, things are different. The spirit in the camp has gone high and everyone is feeling good about himself.”
Cardiff presently stands at no. 18 in the league points table. They have lost 18 out of their 32 games and have got only 26 points. They would ideally like to take that number to 40 to ensure that they don’t end up in bottom 3.
Most of the teams whom Cardiff will face in their remaining games are not that strong. Only their last game against Chelsea will be a tough one, but, in the rest five they should back themselves to do well.
Cardiff’s next match is scheduled to be played on the upcoming Saturday. That’s against Crystal palace and will take place at their home ground i.e. Cardiff City Stadium.
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