Premier League: Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopeful of survival
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed Cardiff's win at Southampton, while Steven Caulker is looking forward to the Stoke clash.
Last Updated: 13/04/14 11:01am
The Welsh outfit got the better of the Saints 1-0 at St Mary's Stadium on Saturday, thanks to Juan Cala's goal in the 65th minute.
The Bluebirds are now second from bottom in the league table with 29 points from 34 matches, a point behind Fulham, who occupy the final relegation spot.
Norwich City are just two points above the drop zone in 17th, and Solskjaer is confident that Cardiff are still in with a chance of avoiding relegation.
"It feels great to have won," the 41-year-old told Sky Sports. "It is my first time to have travelled and won, with the fans celebrating, and it feels great.
"We did it and we deserved it in the end. They had chances, but we defended bravely and have one of the best goalkeepers (David Marshall) in the league.
"It (the win) gives you a boost, extra energy and something to hang onto. We showed everyone that we believe in the miracle and in the fight that we talked about (last week). It has been a fantastic day for us."
Cardiff defender Steven Caulker echoed his manager's words and said that the players now need to focus on winning against Stoke City at home next Saturday.
"Yes, it showed the character of the team," said the 22-year-old centre-back.
"We had to put right the performance from last week (3-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace) and today we went out there and showed our character.
"A good gameplan was the key factor. We knew we had to be patient (against Southampton) and it was important to keep a clean sheet today.
"We know we can stay in this league and we need to give good performances.
"We have got Stoke at home next and we need to get maximum points against them. I am sure the fans will be behind us."