Liverpool’s Craig Bellamy feels for Cardiff after Carling Cup heartbreak

Craig Bellamy admits that Cardiff City's "outstanding" performance against Liverpool in Carling Cup final will soon be forgotten

Craig Bellamy admits he felt sorry for his former club Cardiff City after Liverpool won the Carling Cup final in dramatic style on Sunday.

Bellamy, who spent last season at the Welsh side before returning to Manchester City and sealing a move to Liverpool last summer, was impressed by Cardiff’s resilient performance.

But the 32-year-old does not expect the Championship outfit’s display at Wembley to be remembered for years to come, despite losing to Liverpool 3-2 on penalties following a 2-2 draw.

“Finals are very, very difficult and that was proven on Sunday,” said Bellamy. “We thought we were going to win it towards the end but they fought back.

“Credit to Cardiff they were outstanding. Unfortunately for them, and fortunately for us, no-one will remember what happened really, it will be another trophy to add to Liverpool’s great history.

“So yes, I do feel sorry for Cardiff, but it’s a trophy for us.”

Dutch striker Dirk Kuyt was delighted to finally win some silverware at Liverpool – and he insisted the Carling Cup is an important trophy.

“I have a couple of medals but at the end of the day all that matters are trophies and this is like the gold medal,” said Kuyt.

“Unfortunately I lost the Champions League final and the World Cup final, but to win the Carling Cup means something very special to me.

“I have been here almost six years now and I came to Anfield to win trophies so I am really pleased with the performance we gave as a team.

“If you want to be remembered as a footballer you have to win trophies and I am really glad I did that with Liverpool. You can say the Carling Cup is not the most important trophy, but it is to me.”

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