Many Birmingham City supporters have been suggesting that defender Kristian Pedersen should be given the club captaincy, following his comments after their 2-0 defeat at home to Queens Park Rangers.
The Blues headed into the game looking to build on the 3-2 win at Reading last weekend, which secured Clotet’s first win since he was named the club’s permanent head coach, but Birmingham despite controlling most of the possession failed to really create many clear cut chances as they fell to defeat.
The defeat against QPR means that Clotet’s side have now secured just one win in their last seven Championship matches, and the Blues will need to show an improvement in the final third if they are going to start winning matches on a more regular basis.
Pedersen was one of the Blues most dangerous attacking outlets against QPR with the defender getting forwards on the overlap down the left-hand side and looking to make things happen in the final third, but despite seeing an effort deflected just wide for a corner he could not help inspire a comeback.
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Speaking to Blues TV following the defeat Pedersen delivered an honest reflection of the Blues’ performance against QPR, saying: “This is not what we stand for. We looked flat and it’s not good enough. I want a reaction in the next game.”
🗣 "This is not what we stand for. We looked flat and it's not good enough. I want a reaction in the next game" – Kristian Pedersen gave an honest assessment of tonight's defeat to @QPR.
— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) December 11, 2019
Given the Blues lacklustre performance you can certainly understand why Pedersen was so frustrated following the defeat against QPR and he will be hoping that himself and the rest of his team-mates can put that right against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
Here then, we take a look at what Birmingham supporters thought of Pedersen’s comments on social media…
That's a captain kind of speech future captain for sure
— Nathan (@nathancarty112) December 11, 2019
Not even from this country and he just oozes Birmingham city. You love to see it. My left back 🤝
— A LINGZ (@TRINIDANDY) December 11, 2019
He needs to be captain, says how it is. You need that
— Ethan (@EeefoKRO) December 11, 2019
For me, he’s ready for the armband. He’s consistently one of the better performers and has a strong relationship with players around him. A shoe in
— Ben Mountford (@Benjfordays) December 11, 2019
One of the very few leaders. Good lad.
— Thomas Hatton (@thehbomb87) December 11, 2019
Very good interview and honest. Performance was absolutely dire. Albion will murder us unless we change things quickly. No bite up front at all .
— Tony (@CornishRandalls) December 12, 2019
give him the armband
— Andre (@Andre24053) December 11, 2019