Neil Warnock Is How Cardiff Prepared For Man City, His Response Is Brilliant
Neil Warnock is well aware of the task at hand his Cardiff City side have on Saturday when they come up against Manchester City in the FA Cup fourth round - and his answer about his preparation for the game was hilariously brilliant.
Pep Guardiola's table-toppers have only been beaten by Shakhtar Donetsk and Liverpool in all competitions this season in what has been a stunning second season in England for the City boss.
Bristol City gave it a good go in the Carabao Cup semi-final, giving them a real scare at the Etihad before getting the score to 2-2 late on at Ashton Gate before Kevin De Bruyne struck in the last kick off the game to seal a 5-3 aggregate win and take the Blues to Wembley.
Cardiff, third in the Championship at present, set up a meeting with the best team in the country courtesy of a 4-1 replay win over Mansfield - a game Guardiola was in the stands for.
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When asking about his team have been preparing for the tough test, Warnock said they haven't seen a ball all week and have been chasing pieces of paper in the wind.
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Cardiff boss Neil Warnock on Man City FA Cup preparation: "It's been the easiest week of training. We haven't had a ball out at all, we've just been throwing up a few pieces of paper in the wind for the players to chase" pic.twitter.com/86anaLlNwx
- Phil Blanche (@philblanche) January 26, 2018
It's hard to tell if he's joking!
Asked about Guardiola being quoted as saying Cardiff are a "long ball team", Warnock played it down.
"He didn't say we were a long ball side, he said there would be more long balls but journalists don't let facts get in the way of a good story!" he said, via Wales Online.
"We use our strength. Even if I was Pep, if they are losing at Liverpool with a minute to go, I don't understand why they would take a short corner.
"I never will understand... put the centre halves up and try and get an equaliser! But everyone does what is best for them.
"I've been in the game as a manager for 37 years and in terms of scoring goals, I don't think a lot has changed."
Can Cardiff do the business tomorrow in front of their home fans or will Pep's