Emiliano Sala: Warnock breaks Cardiff's trip to Tenerife after a tragedy

The Bluebirds boss says some family time is more important to his team in light of the events of recent weeks

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock says he has canceled a four-day training camp in Tenerife, as the club continues to settle for the death of striker Emiliano Sala.

Warnock should take the players along for a training session in warm weather, as the club will not be active until they compete against Watford on February 22nd.

The Bluebirds boss, however, believes his players will benefit a bit from their Welsh club after a few traumatic weeks with their family.

"After what happened, I'd rather cuddle my kids and see my wife because it took two weeks," Warnock said.

"I have never experienced anything like this in my life and have seen most things.

"They'll all think about what happened, and your family is more important than football, right?"

Sala flew from France to Cardiff with pilot David Ibbotson when her plane disappeared across the English Channel on the evening of January 21st.

The 28-year-old striker was Cardiff's record player and traveled to former Nantes club to say goodbye to his former team-mates.

The wreckage of the plane was discovered last week and a salvaged body was officially identified as Sala. However, Ibbotson is still missing, and since then a fundraiser has been launched to continue the search.

Defender Sol Bamba scored a stop-over winner as Cardiff beat Southampton 2-1 in St. Marys on Saturday after Sala's death was confirmed.

The game was preceded by a minute's silence, and Cardiff's players and staff wore yellow daffodils in honor of the Argentine striker.

The win was the second of Cardiff in a row and brought the club out of the Premier League relegation zone. Warnock dedicated the result and performance Sala.

Cardiff midfielder Aron Gunnarsson says the tragedy brought everyone together in the club.

"It was really difficult, but the guys kept all together in the club," said the 29-year-old Iceland international.

"The important thing was that the family mourned.

"To know that now hopeful The pilot is found and his family can mourn. "

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