Bamba: It’s A Collective Effort

Central defender Sol Bamba spoke to the press and media following his dramatic late equalizer as Cardiff drew 1-1 with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday afternoon. “With the timing of it, late in the game, scoring at home is always special – but from my point of view I want to keep clean sheets,” began Sol. “I don’t think we started the game as we wanted to but it was a good response in the second half.

Sol continued to underline the importance of City’s unity in the dressing room, as they look ahead to their next match, an away game at Sunderland. He believes it has always been a collective effort from the players, saying they can win together and lose together.

Sol Bamba’s injury-time goal salvaged a draw for Cardiff City as they dramatically denied Sheffield Wednesday a third successive win in the Championship. The visitors dominated possession and deservedly led at the break thanks to Gary Hooper’s header. A more even second half produced chances at both ends and Bamba struck from close range deep into added time.

Carlos Carvalhal‘s men certainly seemed to be the ones in form, dominating possession immediately and ensuring the game was played largely in Cardiff’s half and at a slower tempo which negated the hosts’ favoured counter-attacking style. Cardiff are level on points with league leaders Leeds, but drop to third. Cardiff had made an electric start to the campaign by winning their opening five Championship fixtures, though that momentum was tempered by a draw at Fulham and a 3-0 defeat at Preston.

The drubbing at Deepdale cost Warnock’s team their place at the top of the table and, by contrast, they faced a Sheffield Wednesday side on the rise, climbing up to sixth spot having been unbeaten in the league since the opening day of the season.

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