Alex Neil absolves himself of blame

Date published: Monday 2nd November 2015 4:49

Norwich boss Alex Neil claims individual errors caused them to lose 2-1 at Manchester City on Saturday.

The Canaries have now lost four consecutive Premier League matches and are just two points ahead of the relegation zone.

“When you set your team up there is nothing you can do about people making decisions that ultimately cost you the game,” said Neil.

“For how well we worked and how hard we worked it is really, really tough to take. If you look at the goals we have conceded recently it boils down to individuals, in the sense we need to either clear our lines, defend our box, win the header, whatever the case may be.

“As a manager or a coach you can’t give them that. I am standing at the side – they have to be big enough, brave enough to go and deal with situations and at the moment, unfortunately, we are not good enough to deal with them.

“To lose the first goal off a set-piece, when someone doesn’t pick up their man, is extremely frustrating. Then we get ourselves back in the game by committing men forward and we get that wee bit of fortune on our goal. After that it is basic errors from individual players. That is the bottom line.”


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