“We don’t have to hide it. It’s not being negative, it’s being realistic.
“After five defeats you can’t talk about great confidence. You need three points to get it back. Now is the time we need to show leadership, starting with me.
“I told the guys ‘forget about this game – there is only one game now for us and that is against Swansea on Saturday’.
“I haven’t lost my belief in them, they are good players.”