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Malky proud of his 'history makers'

22 Apr 2013 01:16:27

Malky proud of his 'history makers'

Post match reaction from Turf Moor.

"It's absolutely fantastic, I'm delighted for everyone at the football club," said Malky Mackay.

"It was obviously a tremendous feeling on Tuesday night but for us to go and win the title is something that we then spoke about within a day.

"We wanted to go and get the boys their medal and win the championship.

"We've been sitting there since late November and it's been an awful long time for us to be top and be chased and be examined. I think they deserve it.

"I'm delighted that we've had the mental strength and character to have that consistency and just keep going, being relentless. That's what we were this year - relentless.

"I spoke to them about (how) most people get to watch history happen; very few people get to actually make history.

"For them to do that today for the city of Cardiff is something that I'm very proud of."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche was quick to pay tribute to former Watford team-mate Mackay and his team.

He said: "They've done a great job, it must be said - Malky, his troops, his staff, his player have done a fantastic job.

"We all know, we've seen it this year, it's as tight as ever. It's a tough league, make no mistake."

On his sides comeback to earn a valuable point Dyche said

"We had a chat at half-time more than anything and I said, 'Lads, just relax and play. Play with that freedom and that energy'," he explained.

"I mentioned it several times.

"It's more difficult than you think - you've got a crowd expecting, you've got an opposition who are the market leaders and I knew Malky would go hard and their team wouldn't just back off. They've got some real talent there.

"It was more a case of telling them to relax and play with energy.

"There were a couple of tactical changes and obviously one of them worked nicely."

Source: Cardiff City Online


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