Norwich boss, Alex Neil, has urged his players to give a good account of themselves and play for pride ahead of Sunday’s clash against managerless Everton, who have just sacked Spaniard Roberto Martinez.
Norwich were relegated on Wednesday night despite winning 4-2 at Carrow Road against Watford in arguably their best performance of the season as Sunderland beat this weekend’s opponents, Everton, 3-0 to retain their Premier League status for another year and send Norwich and Newcastle down.
But, Neil remains defiant that his players should not go down without a fight this weekend, especially as Everton who have only won once in their last ten league games and seem to be already on their holidays.
The Scotsman told the Norwich City official website:
For me and hopefully for the squad, it’s about pride. Not only that, it’s for the amount of support the fans have shown us all season, particularly the away fans who have travelled the length and breadth of the country. We owe them to go out and do our very best and that’s exactly what I’ll expect. If it is difficult to raise it, then we’ve got some of the wrong people here.
Neil will be faced in the opposite dugout by David Unsworth and Joe Royle following Martinez’s sacking on Thursday.
Although this match is dead rubber and both teams have nothing to play for, Norwich fans will want to see their team go to Goodison Park and put on a good performance in a season which will ultimately looked back on in regret.