Speaking after Norwich’s 2-1 defeat to the current champions of England Chelsea, Norwich boss Alex Neil believes that Norwich were unlucky to lose, and rued more defensive errors.
Neil was also heavily critical of the performance of the officials, who made numerous errors, including giving Chelsea the second goal when striker Diego Costa was blatantly in an offside position.
The Scot rued the fact Norwich have been unlucky throughout the entire season, talking about how the luck never goes your way when you’re fighting at the bottom of the table.
When you are down that bottom end those wee bits of fortune do not go your way.
What I did do was made the referee aware at half-time that he had got it wrong, the lad was offside, but the guy has made an honest call. It happens. I won’t lambast him for that.
Neil also spoke about the condition of Alex Tettey, who had to be taken off early in the first half due to injury and was replaced by Gary O’Neil.
Alex Tettey is away for an X-ray on his leg. It is precautionary we are not expecting it to be anything major.
When he came off he was in pain and there was no clear signs of trauma so we need to make sure we cover the bases. Initially it started on his fibia but went down towards his ankle area.
I am not going to say poor us or feel sorry for ourselves.Football is a contact sport, if Alex is not fit for Saturday someone else will play. Gary has a two inch gash in his head, which has been stitched up, and Robbie Brady has lost two teeth and chipped another one. Robbie collides with Gary, one busts his head and the other his mouth but it won’t stop them playing.
Neil also spoke about how poor the defensive errors were at the start of the game that allowed Chelsea to score after forty seconds.
Defensively for the first goal to let the left-back score a minute in when I have a back five and defensive midfielder in front of the ball is a source of frustration for us.