Robert Snodgrass insists Norwich City’s squad have no time to feel sorry for Chris Hughton
06:34 11 April 2014
Robert Snodgrass insists Norwich City’s squad have no time to feel sorry for Chris Hughton as they focus on a Premier League survival scrap, starting with a trip to Fulham.
Neil Adams has been drafted in for the final five games after Hughton and his backroom team paid the price for a wretched run that has sucked the Canaries deep into relegation trouble.
“Chris Hughton will be thinking he could have done enough to stay in the league. The board obviously have different ideas and we can’t affect that as players. It is done now and we need to look forward,” said Snodgrass. “When I heard the news on Sunday night the first thing I was thinking was it is time now to get behind the new manager. It might sound selfish to say it, but Chris Hughton is a football man who knows exactly what the game is all about. You can’t feel too sorry for anyone because the challenges are ahead. You can’t be thinking, ‘I wonder what Chris and Colin (Calderwood) and Paul (Trollope) are feeling. You have to buy into the new manager’s ideas fast, roll up your sleeves and look to have a go.
“Obviously what happened against West Brom was very frustrating. If we had won that we would have been in a very good position so it was quite difficult to take.”
Snodgrass and the rest of City’s squad know it is a fresh start under Adams.
“It is a chance for all the players. That is always the case when a new manager comes in,” he said. “The lads who have not played will think it’s a clean slate. He knows what it means to the city, for the club to stay in the Premier League. We are going down to Fulham with a fresh outlook and we believe we can win this football match. Take that passion and drive into the game. There have been so many times when we have spoken well as players but not produced when it mattered and that is where the frustration comes in but we are so up for the game.”