Cardiff manager Neil Warnock has refused to label this weekend’s clash with West Ham as a must-win for his side, but admitted his players are feeling ‘flat’ after their ‘worst week in the Premier League’.
The Bluebirds are in the Premier League’s bottom three after suffering consecutive and comprehensive defeats to Watford, Everton and Wolves over the past week, but Warnock’s side remain just two points behind 17th-placed Southampton in the battle to survive.
“I don’t think it’s a must-win game. I think it’s a very important game in the circumstances, but there’ll be other games that are must win later in the season,” Warnock told his pre-match press conference.
“The lads have been a bit flat this week which is understandable because it’s the worst week we’ve had in the Premier League.
“I remember Vincent talking about their wide player, Anderson, who cost £40million. Snodgrass I had at Leeds, Hernandez scores goals, Rice is going to become an England regular, But we’ve got to show togetherness now.”