December 7 2013 Latest news:
Paddy Davitt, Norwich City Writer
Monday, September 16, 2013
Chris Hughton admitted Norwich’s travelling support were short-changed at Tottenham.
City’s struggles to make any real impression on a stylish Spurs’ outfit at White Hart Lane proved a poor return for another away sell out.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel’s close range hit blocked by Danny Rose after the interval was the only genuine alarm for Hugo Lloris’ defence on an afternoon where Hughton’s side were second best.
“The fans turn out in their thousands away from home every second week and at home they have been magnificent for us,” he said. “They fill the stadium and create a passionate atmosphere. It is disappointing for them because they would have expected a bit more from us in this game.
“We will speak about the match to the players and anything I say to them will always remain private. We need to respond, of course. At the moment we are hurting as a group and it won’t be a nice weekend for us and you don’t sleep so well after a result like this. That is the nature of the game. We have to close this one down and go through the videos to see where we can improve. We have to make sure we do.”
Hughton accepted City were simply out-classed by a lavishly-assembled Tottenham side.
“Our season won’t be so much about this type of game. It will be about home form and getting results when we can, but we genuinely came thinking we could get something,” he said. “We felt perhaps bringing in so many quality players they might struggle at this early stage to get that consistency. We had a good result here last season but irrespective of that this is always a tough place to come, especially when they have spent £100m plus.”