‘ NEIL WARNOCK NOT A HAPPY MANAGER WITH SOME CARDIFF PLAYERS/BUT PRAISED OTHERS ‘
By Annis Abraham
‘Some of my Cardiff City players lack desire”
“Some players played the game like a Sunday League game”
Goalkeeper Brian Murphy was praised by boss Neil Warnock as he made his Cardiff City debut aged 33 at Brentford
Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock accused his players of lacking “desire” as they again conceded a late goal to miss out on three points.
“I would not want one or two of them in the trenches with me,” said Warnock.
“It’s the desire to keep your goal intact when you are 2-1 up,” said Warnock.
“That’s the difference between top players and what I call average players.
“At a crucial time today we had average players in certain areas and we got punished.
“I just think it’s desire, you want to stop a cross, you stop a cross, you get hit in the face, don’t you? But it’s too easy against us at times.
“That’s disappointing. The 90th minute and we can’t hold on? That’s Sunday league.
“It’s not long till January now. Nothing’s in place, it’s not easy to do business in January, but I know where I want to improve the squad, put it that way.”
Goalkeeper Brain Murphy pulled off a string of good saves to be among the players who managed to impress Warnock.
Murphy was making his Cardiff debut at the age of 33 after Warnock dropped Ben Amos following a string of disappointing showings in goal.
“Murphy should get a lot of praise,” added the Bluebirds’ boss.
“Okay, he did a bad kick for the goal (late equaliser), but his mates should have got him out it with the saves he pulled off.
“I’ve got Murphy in goal now and I thought he played well and it was a good decision.
“I’ve been disappointed in quite a few goals and we decided to make the change. You can read into that what you want.”
Brian Murphy made his debut for Cardiff City and Neil Warnock was full of praise for him :thumbright: