Carrow Road

Next Game

Norwich v Reading

Saturday, 29 November 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Carrow Road

Last Game

Norwich 3 - 3 Brighton

Saturday, 22 November 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Hughton: No points target

Chris Hughton is confident that Norwich City can stave off the threat of relegation but is not thinking about the number of points it will take to stay up.

Last Updated: 04/02/14 at 16:11 Post Comment

Chris Hughton: Confident Norwich can stay in the Premier League

Chris Hughton: Confident Norwich can stay in the Premier League

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Canaries have collected 24 points from as many games this season and are two points clear of the relegation zone in 15th place.

Just six points separate all the teams in the bottom half of the table, but Hughton is not concerning himself with such matters.

He wants Norwich to focus on their own performances and show that they have the stomach for the fight, as well as the quality to survive.

Speaking about how many points might be needed, Hughton said in the Pink Un: "There might be times you do think about it but we just don't know. All your efforts and what you do on a day-to-day basis must be focused on the games.

"I don't know what it will take, but I am still confident and you have to be. It is important that no-one here panics.

"We were in a similar position towards the end of last season and we managed to finish in 11th place. That shows you when it's tight what can happen.

"There was a period towards the end of last season when it was equally tight and at one stage I think any of seven clubs could have gone down.

"It is only us who can get ourselves out of this position. We just have to make sure we show the good things about our play and we need to because the games won't get any easier.

"It will always be about the teams who are more resilient and keep their nerve and have belief in each other.

"You need quality, you need to be able to put the ball in the net but you also need those qualities as well."

Hughton had been encouraged by Norwich's recent progress prior to a 2-1 loss to Cardiff City on Saturday, and they must now try to bounce back at home to title hopefuls Manchester City.

"It is a shame because we had been on the back of two clean sheets, albeit we didn't get the performance we wanted in the first half against Newcastle, so that was unlike us in recent games," said Hughton.

"Probably parts of the game sum up our season. It was one that has got away from us and I am left scratching my head how we let it happen.

"You have to look at the positives. We made two errors but attacking-wise we showed some quality and certainly created chances and got the ball into the right areas.

"There was no lack of effort or determination and we will need that for the rest of the season."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

M

eanwhile, England's best U21 players playing with those most likely to be in the senior team from 2020 onwards might increase their chances in those tournaments to a point where they could actually be potential winners. Unlike 2016.

shagwa
Wenger warns Hodgson

I

m not a doctor, but the cause is likely to be crap dancing after scoring. My prognosis is we may need to take that leg off.

GVMUFC
Rodgers reveals Sturridge woe

F

or the time being we just have to focus on the players we do have, Rodgers said. We have to make the best of what is available. Jesus wept!

rodger's gusset
Rodgers reveals Sturridge woe

Footer 365

Premier League: Tottenham's Christian Eriksen secures dramatic win at Hull

Christian Eriksen snatched a late winner as Tottenham fought back to claim a 2-1 victory over 10-man Hull.

Premier League: Crystal Palace come from behind to stun Liverpool

Liverpool endured another forgettable afternoon at Selhurst Park on Sunday as they were beaten 3-1 by Crystal Palace.

Ligue 1: Lyon held by Bastia, Monaco grind out a point, Rennes climb

Lyon missed out on the opportunity to leapfrog Marseille in to second place in Ligue 1 as they were held 0-0 by Bastia.

Mail Box

Oh Arsenal. Why Oh Why Oh Effing Why?

We have plenty of fallout from Arsenal's latest display of outrageous incompetence, plus the question of why every team seems to be getting worse. Plus, another Garcia ghost goal...

A Funny Mail About Line Dancing & More

We have some great responses to young Jack's question about how readers first got into football. Plus, finally some intelligent thoughts on Dave Whelan's outburst...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property