Sunday, March 9, 2014
Nathan Redmond had a decent week for his country – but admitted it was missing a positive result for his club at the weekend.
Norwich City’s draw at home to 10-man Stoke on Saturday felt like two points dropped. Ahead thanks to Bradley Johnson’s second-half opener, former Ipswich striker Jonathan Walters converted a penalty conceded by Sebastien Bassong shortly after.
And despite the Potters’ goalscorer seeing his afternoon end prematurely when he was sent off for a reckless tackle on Alex Tettey, Norwich couldn’t find the goal that would have taken them a significant step clear of the Premier League relegation scrap.
Redmond, who scored the winner for England Under-21s in midweek, said: “It has been a good week for me – but I would’ve wanted the three points today more than anything. I’m trying to concentrate on just playing as well as I can and hoping we can get as many points as possible.
“It does feel like we’ve thrown away two points a little bit. In the dressing room the lads are a little bit disappointed, but yes it’s definitely two points dropped today and especially at home, where we’ve been quite strong in recent games.
“Brad is a dominating force in the air, especially when he uses his aggression in the right way, and today he showed that with the goal.
“I haven’t spoken to Seb for him to say directly – everyone has just given him a pat on the back, said unlucky and we move on to the next game.”
It’s now more than three months since the Canaries scored more than once in a game, while Walters’ penalty was the first time City had conceded at home in more than 460 minutes of Premier League action.