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Paddy Davitt, Norwich City Writer
Friday, December 6, 2013
Chris Hughton insists his Norwich City players know their Premier League away form is unacceptable.
The Canaries’ crashed to a sixth top flight defeat in seven on the road after crumbling 5-1 at Liverpool in midweek and Hughton revealed on Thursday he had left his players in no doubt what he thought of their Anfield efforts.
“We spoke long and hard after the game. You can’t dwell on it too long, but we have said what had to be said. We need to right some wrongs,” he said.
“It’s an emotional game this one and there is no doubt there are times as a manager when you have to shout and criticise. I am very happy and capable of doing that. It is a tough game but these are men you are dealing with and they have to accept that. You also need to be calm and measured in how you go about things. If there is something I see I don’t like I can be aggressive, you have to be able to do it and most managers or coaches do that within their own personality.”
Hughton admitted he suffered a sleepless night following Norwich’s latest miserable Merseyside trip.
“I didn’t get so much (sleep) but that is normal after a game. The emotions and the adrenaline are still flowing,” he said. “You still have to come back down because we have a very important game now and we have to focus on that one. This is part and parcel of the game.
“It is a good feeling when you win a game but the flip side is equally true and when that happens you want to make amends. The onus is on me to get the team selections right. We’re hurting from Wednesday night and I want a reaction and we have shown we can do that in the right way this season. I will demand a performance that gives us a chance to win the game.”