Striker Cameron Jerome was on hand to dissect City’s 3-0 defeat against Manchester City in the Third Round of the FA Cup, telling the media that his teammates to move on to the next game against his former side, Stoke, and take the positives with the disappointments.
Jerome returned to City’s lineup, with Alex Neil opting to rest Dieumerci Mbokani, and saw no luck in front of goal with his two shots going wide.
Speaking to Norwich City TV, the 29-year-old reiterated his manager’s words in stating the Premier League has always been the priority.
It would have been nice to make the next round, but there’s no disgrace in losing to a team like Manchester City. We’ve got to move on because we’ve got a big month ahead of us.
We wanted to give a good account of ourselves at home in front of our fans and I thought we’ve done quite well in the last couple of games at home, we’ve made it difficult for teams to come here and pick up points so in that respect, it would have been nice to get into the next round but the league is our bread and butter.
Despite the striker believing City had some good spells in the game, he highlighted the main feeling in the home dressing room:
There’s disappointment in the dressing room. I think we had some good spells, although once they got a couple of goals ahead we were chasing the game.
The Canaries head to Stoke City, a club Jerome knows all too well having spent three years at the club before his move to Norfolk, and Jerome knows where his priorities lie.
I had some good times there when I signed for the club so it will be good to go back there and see some old faces but more importantly, we’ve got work to do and points to collect so that’s the sole focus.
Away games are always tough in the Premier League and it’s important we get some points on the board. It will be nice to get something from either game [against Stoke and Bournemouth in the next week].