Bogdan tips Trotters to stay up
Bolton's Adam Bogdan believes they will stay up if they replicate the same fighting spirit they showed against Tottenham.
Last Updated: 29/03/12 11:25am
Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan believes they will stay up if they replicate the same fighting spirit they showed against Tottenham.
The Trotters lost 3-1 at White Hart Lane in an emotionally-charged FA Cup quarter-final which stopped them from going to Wembley for a second consecutive term.
Bolton were forced to play the game again after the original tie was abandoned after Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch, with the 23-year-old still recovering in intensive care.
Bogdan made an impressive 14 saves in the match and earned the man-of-the-match gong for his display, but that failed to temper his disappointment.
"I feel very disappointed at being out of the cup," he said.
"But this is the situation we are in now and we have to focus on the Premier League
"If we show this fighting spirit for the last few games then we can make it."
There were some Bolton fans who believed Bogadan's display in defeat was his finest for the club but he refused to be drawn on that.
"The pressure kept coming and in the end we couldn't keep them out. Was it my best game for Bolton? Maybe people who keep the records can say.
"It is pleasing to make the saves but equally you get on with the job.
"It was nice the Spurs players congratulated me but they had gone through so it made it easier for them."
Bogdan admitted there were momentary flashbacks to Muamba's collapse when Darren Pratley's leg injury needed treatment.
"It was a bit awkward because of what happened the previous week," he explained. "It's never nice seeing the stretcher coming on.
"These incidents you cannot forget. I will never forget what happened to Fabrice. But it inspired me to go out there and do well."