Charlton boss Lee Bowyer delivers verdict on Middlesbrough, Stoke, Hull City and relegation battle
The Addicks dropped into the division’s bottom three after going down 1-0 to Boro at The Valley.
“If I’m honest I think Stoke will pull away, they should never be down there anyway, not with what they’ve got.
“There’s a good five teams fighting for one place I think and we’re one of them obviously.
“Hull are in it and we play them next week, it makes it a massive game, as big as this week I guess. But there’s a long, long way to go.”
Charlton have now lost their last three games and Bowyer couldn’t hide his frustrations following the Boro defeat.
“I’m frustrated and disappointed again. You can’t just give teams one goal, no matter what league you’re playing in,” Bowyer added.
“We’re not good enough to give teams a one-goal lead and then try to come back and win.
“We have to learn that you can’t afford to just gift teams goals. It’s amateur. You play a 10-yard pass and you put them through and then bang. Goal.
“It drives me mad after all we work on all week and then preparation just goes out the window.”