No regrets is Chris Hughton’s mantra ahead of Premier League run-in

Robert Snodgrass is mobbed by Norwich City team mates after his winner against Tottenham at Carrow Road. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Robert Snodgrass is mobbed by Norwich City team mates after his winner against Tottenham at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
11:30 AM

Chris Hughton is challenging his Norwich City players to have no regrets over the Premier League run-in.

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The Canaries’ head to Aston Villa this weekend buoyed by a 1-0 win over Tottenham which moved them four points clear of the bottom three.

City have failed to build on previous positive results in an inconsistent campaign and Hughton has warned his squad they must capitalise on a hard-fought home victory over Spurs.

“It is only natural to look back at wasted opportunities which perhaps would have got us three or four places higher. But you have to look forward,” said Hughton. “Our only objective is to maintain the form we are in. We have had other opportunities and that has been the story of our season. The focus is on us now. We can not affect what is going to happen elsewhere over any given the weekend. There is a group in the same position as us and if you speak to any of those managers they will tell you it is about getting your own results right.”

Hughton has cited West Ham’s recent revival as something the Canaries can look to emulate, with the Hammers on a four-game winning run which included a 2-0 Upton Park victory against City.

“There isn’t a bigger example than West Ham and they have four games on the spin,” said Hughton. “We felt we were playing generally as well as them when we went there the other week, but they have got the balances right. It is good to get back to scoring goals because we have to be winning matches, as opposed to not digging deep and trying to avoid defeat. I can guarantee every game between now and the end will be tough, but we showed a lot of character against Tottenham.”

12 comments

  • PL never was a great communicator to the outside world. Always the same soundbites and as much as I loved him as our manager, never bothered to listen to his interviews as they were a total waste of time. I can imagine when things are going badly, that becomes very galling to the fans. Nothing personal, but I hope we get to rub his nose in it this time although I suspect we won't!

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

  • Ok, Ok, all the reworking to get round Archie`s minders resulted in an error. Kill me. Please.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

  • Beating Villa is essential in my view.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

  • As the Manager he was the one who was issuing the instructions to 'dig deep' and defend. Oh well he is listening at last!

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    Jim

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

  • How long has it been since Becchio completed any minutes of football? It seems that `s much-vaunted Press Conference didn`t happen. I had wrongly guessed that Famiglia Becchio were buying the Club. Proved to be a dead horse, so put it to bed. Matt333, I went into Naaridge yisterdy, and your Hot Dog stall near Anglia Square was gone. The thought police have got you? Tell me it isn`t true. PMD; you now have made 3 major predictions - 1 right, 1 wrong, 1 not proven. Statistically insignificant. Not you, pmd, you`re a sage.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

  • Come on Monkey Nuts -what's the mood like in your camp? My Villain mate (Hi Tone) reckons Lambert is barely more popular than CH. Is that right?

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    el dingo

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

  • Gruff

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

  • I disagree Cecil, beat Villa or return home on your shield!!

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    Gruff

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

  • I suppose the only flimsy things in Lambert`s defence are that he got us from 2nd bottom of L1 to the Prem in 2 seasons, then underachieved by only managing 47 points and 12th place. I think we might have been bottom of L1 had Soton not had a points deduction. Where`s Lincs Canary when his Statistical skills are needed? Stew, I`ve done the Press Conference thing on another board. PMD is currently statistically insignificant. But things can change,

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

  • …..Now Chrissy!... about those 'goals' we are back to scoring.....Would you describe it as a gentle flow..a torrent or an avalanche?....and if you are about Pubmandave....I must have missed the shocking revelations at the arranged press conference on Monday that you told us about!....Sharky! If we are still talking to each other...after revealing that you have been on TV ...can I ask if you have any connection to Michael Fish?.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

  • Not losing to Villa is essential, beating them a bonus.

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    Cecil

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

  • or a draw at worst. Agree chap. Getting some kind of points would go along way to restore some belief with the doubters (im included in the doubters). Its great drawing with Man City, beating Spurs, playing well against Utd etc....but it means nothing if you drop points to a team who is in the relegation dog fight with you. We've gifted far to many points to our rivals this season. Its why Hughtons had pressure on him and its likely why the league is so stupidly close as well.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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