Cork City manager John Caulfield has refused to allow himself to dream about the possibility of winning the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division title this season. The Leesiders have stretched their advantage over second placed Bray Wanderers to f
Cork City manager John Caulfield has refused to allow himself to dream about the possibility of winning the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division title this season.
The Leesiders have stretched their advantage over second placed Bray Wanderers to fourteen points as they comprehensively defeated Finn Harps at Turners Cross on Friday evening, winning their twelfth consecutive league game in the process.
And speaking to reporters following his sides victory, the City boss insisted it is imperative he remains focussed and continues to take it one game at a time.
“I suppose it would be nice some days maybe to dream but I’m around too long, you don’t dream you just keep going,” admitted Caulfield.
“Our lead is extended but, as I keep saying, we want to keep focussed on every week, ourselves and that’s what we’ve done.
“Great credit is due to the lads for that but at the same time we have to make sure we keep our focus because if you do that every week, you have a real chance of taking the three points every week.
“That’s what we try to do, they’re really keeping their feet on the ground and that’s what we need.
“We are all from Cork and typical Cork, you know that before the season starts, you’re winning trophies, that’s the way it is, if you win a few games, you’re going to win this.
“But that’s the way we are in sport down here, we have that which is brilliant but you have to manage it and I’m around a long, long time and I have a lot of experience.
“Being blunt I’m so focussed by the week, that’s just the way I am. I don’t get involved, I don’t read stuff, I really keep all my energy and strength for training every day, keeping the lads focussed and keeping myself totally focussed.
“I can’t drift myself because if I drift the players might see that, they might feel I’m not tuned in, they might feel I’m missing something.
“So I have to be totally focussed on what we’re going to do how were going to play. I’m very disciplined myself on that.”