Goalkeeper Neil Etheridge remains confident Cardiff have enough quality to survive in the Premier League. The Bluebirds have lost five of their last six top-flight games, with Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat at Manchester City leaving them five points adrift of safety with just six matches left to play.
Survival seems an uphill task for Neil Warnock’s side, but Etheridge remains upbeat abouManchester City their chances, insisting they would have taken this scenario had it been offered them at the start of the season. “We knew it was going to be a battle from the start of the season,” the Philippine international told the club website.
“If we were put in this situation then, we’d have taken it. We know it’s a big ask, but we’re here for the challenge.” The 29-year-old, who has been an ever-present for Cardiff in the league this season, also believes there is enough quality within the squad to survive, with potentially pivotal matches to come against relegation rivals Burnley and Brighton over the next few weeks.
He added: “Everyone within the Club, especially the fans, have been behind us for the whole season, and we’ve got enough within the dressing room to stay in the Premier League.”