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We deserved something out of the Cardiff match - Leicester City's Zak Whitbread

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Leicester City defender Zak Whitbread believes his side deserved to get something out the game, despite slipping to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of league leaders Cardiff.

After being completely in the ascendency for the first 25 minutes, City were caught with a sucker punch when Craig Bellamy was left unmarked on the edge of the area.

Whitbread said that, with the number of chances his side created, they definitely deserved to get something out of the game.

"We have had enough chances to make a mark on the game and get something out of it. We are disappointed with the result," he said.

"They have had a couple of chances and taken one of them. But besides that, I don't think they created too much.

"With the chances we had, we could have got four or five, looking at their chances there aren't many.

"I think we did (deserve to get something) but I can't sit here and say we deserved to win the game because we didn't, we lost, and that's down to us now to go again." City had 18 attempts on goal, with 13 shots on target, but failed to find the back of the net compared to just three shots on target from the visitors.

City also hit the woodwork on three occasions and were denied by the heroics of Cardiff keeper David Marshall.

"It's disappointing because they did score creating not as many chances," said Whitbread. "It's hard to take when you do have those chances coming off the bar and the keeper saving it.

"They had a couple of chances but they got the three points, so I can't sit here and count how many shots they've had.

"So we're disappointed but we've got to be able to take those knocks and keep going and not let it affect us.

"We need to pick ourselves up now. Our first-half performance, if we play like that every week, we're not going to be far off. There are just times in games where we need to be a bit more resilient and mentally strong.

"We have got to work even harder now to get something on Wednesday (when City play second-place Hull)."

We deserved something out of the Cardiff match - Leicester City's Zak Whitbread


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