Solskjaer pleased with passion

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists his Cardiff side are steadily improving after they went down to a 1-0 defeat at Tottenham.

The Bluebirds have now won just once in their last 12 Premier League matches after they suffered a seventh successive away league defeat leaving them second bottom, three points off safety.

And with just 10 games of the Premier League season remaining, Solskjaer is still backing his side to survive the drop.

"In the context of the last 10 games now, we're looking forward to it because that was a team out there that really worked for each other," the Norwegian told Sky Sports after Sunday's loss at White Hart Lane.

"We had a belief in what we did by creating problems for Spurs and could have had something from the game."

Following a week in which the club's owner Vincent Tan again attracted attention following an interview that highlighted the rift between him and some of the club's supporters, Solskjaer paid tribute to the travelling band from south Wales.

"Having 2,000 Bluebirds singing is great and towards the end they could see," the City boss added.

"I think they're proud of the players. There were questions after last week (4-0 at home to Hull City). You get a battering in terms of the scoreline.

"But today was a team effort. They could see the team with passion, determination and dedication for the cause. We're coming (with form) into the last 10 games."