Cardiff need 10 points to stand any chance of Premier League survival, insists boss Neil Warnock
Neil Warnock believes Cardiff must get 10 points from their remaining six games to ‘have any chance whatsoever’ of Premier League survival.
Cardiff head to Burnley on Saturday and then face Brighton, who are five points above them, next Tuesday in a crunch stage of their season.
“We are running out of time and points,” Warnock said.
“We need 10 points, really, to have any chance whatsoever.”
Warnock has no doubt that his players are ready to fight for everything during a run-in that also includes clashes with Liverpool and Manchester United.
He added: “I’ve never seen anything other than a fighting spirit.
“I saw the desolation after the Chelsea game (in which Cardiff suffered a controversial 2-1 defeat), where we all felt we could have had more points on board. You can’t take that away.
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“The dressing room has not been like that this season, even when we have had poor results, but training has been good and they’ve really picked up. It’s been bubbly again.”
Warnock, meanwhile, underlined a sense of loyalty to the Cardiff fans that fuels an ambition to stay at the Welsh club next season.
“I just feel as long as Vincent (Cardiff owner Vincent Tan) wants me to stay, no matter what division we are in, I think I owe it to the fans to stay,” he said.
“I changed my mind in the last couple of months with the Emiliano (Sala) tragedy. It brought a lot home.
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“In the cold light of day, I don’t see anyone better to take over at this moment in time.
“Whereas if I can steady the ship next season, I will be in my final year at Christmas time, then I can help the club pick another manager.
“That’s what I would like to do, because the fans have been so good to me. I wouldn’t like to leave them in the lurch.”
Source: Prem News