Shittu reveals Cardiff intimidation
Nigerian defender Danny Shittu has revealed how he ‘psyched out’ Cardiff City players ahead of his goal at the weekend.
The hulking centre-back was the hero as Millwall secured a tight 1-0 win over newly-relegated Cardiff City in the Championship on Saturday.
The defender, returning to the first team, was keen to give the Lions every possible advantage, and sought to intimidate his opponents with a pre-match war cry.
“Psyching out the opposition is something I do. You’ve got to get to them before the game starts so you affect them mentally,” he began, as reported by NewsatDen.co.uk.
“It is something my teammates see and it picks them up as well. They see that the other players crumble.
“I did that and it gave the team a lift,” he continued, “it’s a bit of intimidation but it’s all part of the game.
“Everybody knows I am a nice friendly guy after the game but before the game I want my team to win and I’ll do anything I can to help my team mates win.”
Shittu’s goal pushed Millwall up to 15th in the Championship table. Cardiff remain in 11th, having won only three of their last 10 matches.