Norwich boss Smith says his players ‘know they have to be better’ after Southampton defeat – What We Know!

Norwich boss Smith says his players 'know they have to be better' after Southampton defeat

Norwich boss Dean Smith says his gamers ‘know they must be higher’ in battle to beat the drop after they managed only one shot on the right track in defeat at Southampton

Dean Smith rued his Norwich aspect’s ‘six out of 10’ performances as they managed only one shot on the right track in a disappointing 2-0 defeat at Southampton.

Che Adams and Oriol Romeu had been on the right track for the house aspect, who had quite a few probabilities so as to add to their tally as they prolonged their unbeaten league run to 5 video games.

Saints took the lead within the thirty sixth minute when Adams bundled the ball over the road earlier than Romeu doubled their tally within the last minutes with a robust volley for his first objective since October 2020.

Dean Smith rued Norwich’s lacklustre efficiency in opposition to Southampton on Friday evening

Norwich managed just one shot on target in a disappointing 2-0 defeat at St Mary's

Norwich managed only one shot on the right track in a disappointing 2-0 defeat at St Mary’s

‘It felt a tricky evening,’ Smith admitted after the ultimate whistle.

‘We had too many six out of 10s tonight and in the event you try this, you’re not going to compete very nicely within the Premier League.

‘It’s our third sport on the spin with a defeat. The opposite two have been first rate performances in opposition to Man Metropolis and Liverpool.

Che Adams (second left) opened the scoring for Southampton by scooping the ball into net

Che Adams (second left) opened the scoring for Southampton by scooping the ball into internet

‘However we will’t overlook we’ve come up in opposition to an honest workforce in Southampton. However the gamers know they must be higher than they had been tonight.’

The Canaries had hauled themselves out of the relegation zone previous to the worldwide break following successive wins over Everton and Watford however Dean Smith’s aspect now discover themselves backside once more and 5 factors from security.

‘I don’t consider it was a backwards step when it comes to the mentality and perception of the gamers, we simply didn’t play at a ok stage.’

Oriol Romeu struck late on with a sizzler of a strike to double the home side's advantage

Oriol Romeu struck late on with a sizzler of a strike to double the house aspect’s benefit

The three factors lifted Southampton above Brighton into tenth place as they constructed on their comfy 2-0 win over Everton on the weekend.

‘I’m comfortable, completely we knew that these are the hardest wins as a result of all people expects it and in opposition to groups they’re so organised and preventing for every part, so it’s not straightforward,’ supervisor Ralph Hasenhuttl stated after the sport.

‘However the way in which we managed it immediately was an enormous one I feel.

‘It didn’t really feel that dominant or that clear however we had a number of good probabilities the place we might rating positively and in the long run we would have liked a set piece with a improbable shot from Ori (Romeu) to calm the sport down and eventually I feel it was sport.’

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