Norwich City boss Alex Neil has admitting that something must change in order to end Norwich’s run of seven straight defeats, the latest coming against bottom of the table side Aston Villa.
Speaking to the EDP, Neil spoke about how trying to change his team to sort this poor run of form is difficult.
If you are not winning, then something needs to change and if you are still not winning then it’s tough. That is always the hardest part as a manager. People say you should make them do this and make them do that.
The Scot also said that while he can make changes to his team and tactics, the performance and result is wholly down to what his players do out on the pitch.
What you are trying to do is get the best players into your team and entrust them to carry out your instructions within the game, in terms of shape. But ultimately whether they play well or don’t play well is decided by decisions with and without the ball as the game goes on.
Neil also said how he can tinker with tactics as much as he likes, but silly individual errors from players and incorrect decisions are the cause of Norwich’s downfall.
The game is not a static thing where you can just move people. They have to make decisions for themselves and unfortunately at the moment we are making too many wrong ones and it is costing us goals.
Following Norwich’s loss, the slip to 18th, and are inside the dreaded drop zone. Their next game is against West Ham at home, a game against an in form side where many expect the Canaries to struggle.