‘It could have been any of us’ – Warnock reveals how Sala’s death affected Cardiff
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has opened up to talkSPORT about the experience of dealing with the tragic death of Emiliano Sala.Sala was on board a plane which crashed into the English Channel on January 21, just a few days after he had completed a record £15m move to the English club from Nantes. 4 The poignant tributes to Emiliano Sala outside the Cardiff City stadium gameday cracker 4 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Bobby Reid holds up a t-shirt paying tribute to Sala after scoring against Bournemouth “I just think it does bring you together, I think everyone looks at everybody around the dressing room and it could have been any of us.“I think that’s the eerie part about it all, I think when you look at his family and the way they’ve been super and taken it on board and the mourning.“And, when it first happened, one or two of the lads took it really badly – especially a couple of the young lads.“Because it doesn’t happen, things like this don’t happen. It’s like, whatever comes along next you have to do deal with it.” 4 REVEALED PREMIER LEAGUE LATEST Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Sala’s body was recovered after the crash The Bluebirds have taken Sala to their hearts tense huge blow shining Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City After a desperate search for both the Argentine and pilot David Ibbotson, Sala’s body was discovered, but Ibbotson is still yet to be found.Asked how the horrific events have affected him and all those at the club, Warnock told Drivetime: “You wake up and you don’t think about anything else, other than the boy and his family.“It is so strange that football almost becomes irrelevant at times.“It’s one of those things that you’re almost looking on from a distance and it was nice to get back playing, I must admit.“It was something to take your mind off of everything that was going on.“When you’ve got a group of boys like I’ve got, and fans like I’ve got, it doesn’t half help you when you’re in this situation. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT “I get criticised because every club I go to people say I tend to say that about all of them.“But these have been exceptional, the fans here.” 4 “You wake up and don’t think about anything but the boy and his family.”“Football becomes irrelevant at times.”“When you look around the dressing room, it could have been any of us.” Neil Warnock talks to @talkSPORTDrive about Emiliano Sala’s death 🙏 pic.twitter.com/y4mkhZDLFu— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) February 11, 2019 Kenneth Zohore’s late winner at Southampton last weekend prompted emotional celebrations with the ecstatic players and the travelling Bluebirds in the away end.With tributes still pouring in and a temporary memorial placed outside the club’s stadium, Warnock heaped praise on the fans who raised awareness across the globe.“It just seemed surreal,” he added. “It just seemed like it wasn’t happening.”“It has been so traumatic but the fans…I’ve never heard anything like it.