Mick McCarthy: Now everyone wants to beat us.

Thu 25 February 2021 | 10:43

Cardiff boss believes his side will be under more pressure after climbing into the play-off spot.

Cardiff City

won their crucial Wednesday match against


with a 2-1 result.

Sean Morrison

opened the scoring for the Bluebirds in the 28th minute and

Kieffer Moore

doubled their lead with a spot-kick 9 minutes later. Bournemouth tried to mount a comeback in the second half but

Shane Long

’s 67th-minute strike was not enough for the Cherries to escape the defeat. Cardiff are on a 6-match winning streak and they have managed to put themselves in sixth place on the table with 49 points. In a post-match interview,

Mick McCarthy

has spoken about the increasing pressure on his team in the coming weeks as they will have to defend their position in the play-off zone.

“I thought the lads were excellent, especially in the first half when we dominated the game.

“I expected a reaction from Bournemouth, which we got but we stuck at it and deserved the win. We showed great reliance and a good work rate.

“The lads have been brilliant and have earned their position in the table with wins they have had.

“They have reacted well to me coming in and the shifts they are putting in have been amazing.

“They will all be chasing us now.

“We were looking at Bournemouth and everybody else and they were the target, now everybody will want to beat us.

“We have put a bit more pressure on us and won’t want to drop out of the top six.”

source: SportMob

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