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Cardiff City boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still believes his side can secure 15 points from their final 11 matches and avoid relegation after just one season as a Premier League side, despite Saturday’s 4-0 home defeat against Hull City.
The Norwegian coach had pin-pointed the match against Steve Bruce’s Tigers as one that their side should be looking to secure a win from as they sit 19th in the table and are three points adrift of safety.
However the Bluebirds didn’t get going and a brace from Nikica Jelavic, along with strikes from Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore, ensured a comfortable afternoon for the visitors at the Cardiff City Stadium.
The situation looks ominous now for the Welshmen as they have only managed one win in their last 11 games and have suffered eight defeats in that time.
Solskjaer’s target is for the players to win five of their remaining 11 games, which appears highly unlikely in light of their current form, but the former Manchester United striker is refusing to throw in the towel.
He said: “We won’t lie down and give up. We were knocked back today, but we’ll keep working hard and stick together.”
“It will take a monumental run to catch some of the teams,” he added.
“We need five wins from the last 11; we need 15 points.
“I still think we can get them and be in the Premier League next season. We hoped to get one of those wins today so we need to find it somewhere else now.”