David Wagner unhappy, Jack Stacey warns, Borja Sainz updateFrom Strong points Norwich City’s recent form has been disappointing, with three defeats in their last four games, despite a strong start to the season.
Manager David Wagner was frustrated with his side’s performance against Swansea, particularly their lack of sharp finishing and defensive errors.
Defender Jack Stacey has warned that Norwich’s poor away form should not become a psychological problem and believes they can learn from their defeats to improve for future games.
Footballleagueworld video of the dayAfter a good start to the season, it has been a disappointing few weeks for Norwich City.
The Canaries have taken 13 points from their opening six league matches, but their form has declined in recent weeks and they have lost three of their last four matches.
David Wagner’s side were defeated 2-1 by Swansea City at the Swansea.com Stadium on Wednesday evening.
The Swans dominated the opening exchanges and took the lead in the third minute through Jamal Lowe, but Norwich equalized in the 22nd minute when Gabriel Sara headed home Dimitris Giannoulis’ cross.
Both teams had chances in the second half, with Jerry Yates disallowing a goal for the hosts and Adam Idah missing a golden opportunity for the Canaries, but Swansea won the match in the 83rd minute with a volley from Bashir Humphreys.
Despite their poor form, Norwich are seventh in the Championship table, at play-off level.
The Canaries will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they travel to Coventry City at the CBS Arena on Saturday, and ahead of the match we’ve rounded up all the latest news from Carrow Road. Wagner reacts to Swansea defeat Wagner was pleased with his players’ second-half performance against the Swans, but admitted they themselves were to blame for not taking their chances.
“Of course the result is very disappointing. Performance-wise, I thought we weren’t very good in the first half,” Wagner told the Pink Un.
“Much better after the second half. We have to finish the game. We had enough very good chances to get the victory.
“Then they put us under pressure with set pieces and if you don’t kill the game a situation can cost you dearly.
This is what happened.”Very disappointed, very frustrated because we weren’t clinical in both areas and that’s why we lost the match.
A match we could have won with the chances we had at 1-1.”We had everything to win. Don’t get me wrong: the players worked hard.
No complaints about the effort, they tried to make it until the last second, but we have to take advantage of these opportunities.
You can’t lose focus, you can’t lose focus.“Goals change matches.
We have created enough outside the home and we haven’t done this. If you don’t score at least you have to defend well, and in the last ten minutes we didn’t do that.
We didn’t do our job properly.”We didn’t start well with the goal conceded, but they continued to play and scored a beautiful goal with a header from Gabby.
Then we had speed on the flanks, but we didn’t take advantage of our opportunities.
“Stacey issues a warning Norwich have only been beaten once at Carrow Road this season, but the defeat at Swansea was their third consecutive away defeat.Defender Jack Stacey, who has been the Canaries’ first-choice right-back since his move from Bournemouth this summer, has urged his teammates not to let their poor away form become a “psychological problem”.
“It becomes a psychological problem if you let it,” Stacey told Pink Un.
“We have a strong dressing room and I don’t think this is a problem.”Sometimes when you come from home you have to set yourself up a little bit differently and maybe that’s the difference between our home form and our away form at the moment.
When you’re in front of the home crowd then you’ll have the advantage.
“It’s about arriving in places like this and getting three points.
We have changed this concept and in each away match we have learned a different lesson within the group.”We can carry everything we have learned from the last three away defeats into Saturday.
“Update on Sainz’s injury It has been a frustrating start to life at Carrow Road for winger Borja Sainz following his move from Giresunspor this summer.
Sainz was sidelined at the start of the season with an ankle injury, but scored on his debut for the club after coming off the bench in the 2–1 defeat to Fulham in the Carabao Cup. last week.
The 22-year-old missed the game against Swansea in midweek after being sent off after suffering a knock to his ankle during the Under-21s’ game against West Brom on Sunday.
However, before the defeat to the Swans, Wagner was optimistic that Sainz would not be out for long.
“He received a blow to the ankle. “Luckily it’s not a serious injury, but it’s quite painful and a bit swollen,” Wagner told Pink Un.
“We’ll see if he can make it for the Swansea game.” It’s not a serious injury and it won’t be long before he returns. He will soon start training again.”
It all depends on how quickly the situation settles down, we will evaluate.
He was a little worried about the situation because he wasn’t the best tackle in the first phase of the match.
Then he felt pain and it seems that he did so.” he suffered a hard blow to his ankle.
“Now we need to evaluate him and see how many days it will take for him to come back.”