BROTHERS IN HARMS
CARDIFF midfielder Leandro Bacuna is determined to avoid a family relegation double.
The Dutchman, a £3.5million buy from Reading in January, has spent recent weeks consoling younger brother, Juninho, after he was condemned to the Championship with
Now Bacuna, 27, who was also relegated at Aston Villa two years ago, is hell-bent on swerving yet more misery with Neil Warnock’s Welsh strugglers. The wing-back said: “I’ve told my brother not to worry, that he’s only 21 – and he must keep fighting even in the Championship. And Mum’s been on too saying she doesn’t want two relegations in the family in one season. That wouldn’t be good.”
Cardiff, two points adrift of safety before the weekend, have four games remaining – starting with Liverpool at home today.
Bacuna (left) is confident of survival, adding: “When I went down with Villa, everyone was blaming each other. It’s very different here – the mood is so positive.”