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It Could Be A Big Point For Us - Caulker

It Could Be A Big Point For Us - Caulker

Skipper Steven Caulker has said that the attitude and character of the team in yesterday's game against West Brom impressed him, and he feels that the point we battled back for could well be a 'big one' for us come the end of the season.

Echoing the gaffer in many ways as he spoke to Wales Online following the game, the defender couldn't have been more proud of how the team battled back from a two goal deficit after only nine minutes of the match, but also said he and the rest of the team know they simply cannot start games that slowly if we are to really give ourselves a shot of pulling off survival over the remaining games left this season.

'It was a dramatic end to the game. We are glad we didn't lose, and it has given us a fighting chance still. We have to take the positives, the main one being that we came back from 2-0 down. It could be a big point for us.'

Caulker goes on to say that although we didn't help ourselves with how slowly we started, he had to give credit to Albion for their bright beginning and he also talks about how hard the game was, especially coming back from behind like that but with his skipper hat on, he was delighted with how the team reacted because he knows we could've let our heads drop given the season we've had anyway, but the opposite proved to be true and as it looked like game over, we then actually began the game properly and played as well as we know we can do.

'But we do know that over the next games we are going to have to start better than that if we are going to stay in the Premier League.'

Rarely can you give teams a two goal start and come back for the point, and you can't bank on doing it regularly either - we need to focused on coming out of the blocks properly ourselves and playing like we know we can for the entire game, not just when our backs are against the walls.

In a linked interview, coming back for a point was also key for goalkeeper David Marshall who has said that 'realistically if we had lost we would have been done.'

Difficult to disagree with his assumption there either. It's not so much the point that is valuable, although it does keep us closer to touching distance of Palace especially if we can swing that game in our favour, but it's the simple fact we have kept Albion down there and not allowed them to increase that gap.

'Ok, you can go and win your next three, but to have lost this would have been a blow. We come away from it positive whereas West Brom will be feeling down.'

That belief and confidence could be exactly what it turns on now and they do say fighting back like that does more for belief than securing a point from a winning position - so maybe that will be the swinger for us now over the coming games.

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Writer:Whittingham's Left Peg
Date:Sunday March 30 2014
Time: 6:24PM

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