Puel feels that his team didn’t deserve to lose against Cardiff
Cardiff City got the better of Leicester City 1-0 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday but Claude Puel felt that the result was a bit harsh on his team given that they created the better chances. The Bluebirds steered themselves three points clear of the relegation zone while Leicester slipped to 8th in the standings as a result of that defeat.
James Maddison’s penalty was kept out by Neil Etheridge fifteen minutes from time and Victor Camarasa grabbed an astonishing stoppage-time winner with a sublime long-range effort.
“At the end, it was a big disappointment,” Puel told reporters. “It was not a fair result, we were unlucky. It’s a shame but I enjoyed our desire.
“We’ve had a lot of chances without finding the clinical edge. It was frustrating about the result, we knew before the game it would be a tough game with tiredness in this busy period.
“We played a team with another style of play after Chelsea and Man City, a team playing deep with a strong defensive unit, counter-attack, a deep block.
“We started with the right mentality, to play forward, with good chances in the first half, the second half also. We conceded this goal in the last minute. It’s very harsh because I think we deserve another result.
“There’s a lot of disappointment because we tried, but I think a lot of players were tired. I think that’s normal.”
On the other hand, Cardiff manager Neil Warnock believed that his team deserved the three points and claimed that they were unlucky not to have scored three or four goals.
Warnock said: “I thought we deserved it overall. We limited them. If we’d have been precise in the final third we could have scored three or four.
“We had a very good plan and looked to break when we could. Our goalkeeper didn’t have many saves, apart from the penalty and [the decision] was very iffy. Some give it, some don’t.
“We showed a lot of character. In the last couple of games, we’ve really had to dig deep. We’ve done well against two really good sides.
“We’ve had opportunities away from home this season – we’ve missed penalties and everything else. This was the first time away that we’ve deserved to win. We were the better team if I’m being honest.
“[Camarasa] is quite capable of doing that every week. He deserves it – he’s a super lad. Best day since we’ve been back in the Premier League. We’ve bust a few coupons, haven’t we? The way Leicester have been playing.”