Erol Bulut expresses dissatisfaction with Cardiff’s performance following their draw against Watford…

Cardiff manager Erol Bulut expressed his dissatisfaction with his team’s performance in their 1-1 draw against Watford.

Despite taking an early lead in the 26th minute with Mark McGuinness’s far-post volley from a Joe Ralls corner, Cardiff’s performance deteriorated significantly.

Bulut felt that his team lost their momentum after the initial 35 minutes, attributing this decline to possible pressure or stress.

He acknowledged that, despite their recent four-game winning streak, the team failed to work collectively in this match. While he was content with their overall season start, he was disappointed with their performance on the day.

The match’s turning point was a shocking mistake by Cardiff goalkeeper Jak Alnwick, who mishandled the ball, allowing Watford striker Vakoun Bayo to score an easy goal.

Bulut mentioned that Cardiff played too many backward passes to the goalkeeper, creating unnecessary chances for the opposition. He emphasized the need to play more forward passes and limit reliance on the goalkeeper.

Despite the draw, Watford’s manager, Valerien Ismael, believed his team should have secured all three points. He noted that his team had improved significantly in the second half, showing better possession and creating more opportunities.

Ismael expressed frustration with his team’s lack of confidence in the previous matches but praised their improved mentality in the second half. He acknowledged the goal Cardiff conceded as too easy but commended his team’s fighting spirit.

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