Aitor Karanka: I have never been concerned about relegation

Thu 21 January 2021 | 9:44

Birmingham boss is confident that his side will escape the Championship’s relegation zone despite their sixth straight home defeat against on Wednesday.

Scott Sinclair

’s 61st-minute goal was enough for Preston to win their Wednesday clash against


. The Blues are now without a victory in their last six matches across all competitions.

Aitor Karanka

’s team are currently in 19th place of the league table but the manager remains confident about avoiding relegation.

“I’ve never been concerned, even when we lost 4-0 to Derby (in December),

“This group of players deserve to be much higher in the table. We need to do a lot of things to win games and on the other hand we have lost games we didn’t deserve to lose.

“With the confidence and commitment we are a different team than we were two weeks ago.

“In 10 games played in the same way, maybe three or four we would have won and another six we would have drawn.

“To win the game we have to be perfect but even being better than the opponent this time we don’t have a point.

“We played with some risk as our defenders were really high and we didn’t arrive to press them at the right time. The one time we didn’t arrive when we had to they scored.”

source: SportMob

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