Currently 18th in the Premier League, four points behind Brighton with just two games to go, Cardiff City’s season appears to be heading towards the club returning to the Championship next season.

Neil Warnock’s side have won just one game from their previous five, form which doesn’t suggest they will overturn their deficit, especially with games against Crystal Palace and Manchester United on the horizon.

This doom and gloom has spread throughout the squad, as shown by Bruno Ecuele Manga, who, in an interview with Girondins4Ever, admitted things are rather tough.

He said: “Honestly, it’s going to be very, very complicated. All [Brighton] need is a point, and that’s us done. We’re really disappointed because when you look at the team we have, the players we have, and the efforts we’ve put in this season… Honestly, there’s a lot of regrets”.

As for what the future holds for the Gabon international going forward, it’s not something he’s thinking about just yet, even if he knows it’s a subject that will need to be addressed in the near future.

He explained: “At the end of the season, I’ll have a year left on my contract. I don’t know… For me, really, no lies, the most important are the two remaining games. We need to finish the season well, and we’ll see what can happen next season. Why not return to Bordeaux (laughs)? No, I’m joking”.

Pressed on that quip by the Ligue 1 club’s fan website, Ecuele Manga went on to admit it would be ‘really hard’ for him to say no to Bordeaux, the club where his professional career started.

There haven’t been rumours about this potential move yet, but if/when Cardiff get relegated, things could move quickly.