MOT View: Sol Bamba might regret Leeds claim ahead of 'Massive' Cardiff fixture
The Championship season resumes next week and Leeds United will pick up their bid to win promotion with an away clash against Cardiff on Sunday.
Leeds were supposed to play the Bluebirds over three months ago but the coronavirus pandemic led to the season being halted and left huge doubts surrounding the fate of the Whites’ promotion bid.
But, thankfully, we’re on the verge of being able to watch Leeds resume their campaign with an away showdown at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Cardiff’s former Leeds defender Sol Bamba has spoken out about the match in a recent interview and he’s warned the Yorkshire giants that his side are well up for the highly-anticipated match.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men squandered a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 against 10-man Cardiff earlier in the season at Elland Road, which adds even more excitement surrounding this fixture.
Bamba is fully aware of how big a game it is but is confident that he can come out on top against his former club.
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“It’s going to be massive. We’re all looking forward to it,” Bamba told Sky Sports, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“They’ve got themselves in a great position – they are fighting to win the league – and for us, we couldn’t ask for a better game.
“We want to play in big games, important games and that is definitely one of them, and hopefully we can have a good start.
“For myself, it’s always nice to play against Leeds, my former club, now I am with Cardiff and I want to make sure we win the game. But that’s a massive game and it’s good to be part of it.”
Bamba might want to be careful that those words don’t come back to haunt him.
The defender has talked Leeds up by mentioning how good a position Bielsa’s side are in but he’s overly confident about Cardiff getting a result.
That 3-3 was a freak result for the Whites and there is no way that the Bluebirds will score more than once against a defence that kept five clean sheets in a row before lockdown.
Bamba might be a lot busier in the defence than he’d be hoping for with the Whites bound to fire on all cylinders.
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