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Ryan Woods on Cardiff City defeat: "we didn’t perform to the way we have been and the way we can"

8 April 2017

Midfielder speaks on 2-1 loss to The Bluebirds

Ryan Woods gave his thoughts on the defeat at Cardiff City, which saw the home side overturn a first-half deficit to win 2-1. Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock masterminded another victory over Brentford, with his team’s robust tactics gaining all three points. 

“It was a weird one today,” said Ryan. “First half we completely controlled it, [and] deserved the lead; second half we came out and gave a silly corner kick away and they punished us. That was the sort of the way the second half went - for some reason we didn’t perform to the way we have been and the way we can.”

The Bees were worthy leaders at the break, with Sergi Canos’ 42nd minute goal – his fourth in four games - separating the two sides.

“Harlee seemed to have a lot of space stepping out with the ball today,” said Ryan. “He had a lot of joy with that; it was a good finish by Sergi, a good all round goal but we weren’t good enough in the second half and got punished for it.”

The home team were combative in their play, and their style was no surprise to the 23-year-old.

“It’s very different from the style we like to play,” said Ryan. “It’s a typical Neil Warnock team. They are a big side, will battle for everything and work their socks off. They have to play to their strengths otherwise it goes away from them like it did in the first half.“

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