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Johnson Reflects On 7 Nil Mauling

Johnson Reflects On 7 Nil Mauling


Norwich City midfielder, Bradley Johnson has spoken about being a part of the City team beaten 7 nil at Manchester City a couple of weeks ago and described the experience as "the worst game I`ve ever been involved in."

The heavy defeat at The Etihad represented a new low in the fortunes of Norwich City since their return to the Premier League, two seasons ago.

After the arrival of Chris Hughton last summer, the main positive was the number of clean sheets and a noticeable tightening of the defence - something that has been absent this term.

"It was one of those games where nothing went our way" said the former Leeds man. "Manchester City are top class and always looked like they were going to score but some of the goals we conceded were because we were not up to scratch."

"Looking up at the clock and seeing we were 4 nil down after about 30 minutes, I just wanted a hole to open up so I could jump in it, but we had a duty to each other and the fans to work hard.

The dressing room was silent afterwards and no-one said anything jokey because we were so disappointed; it was the worst game I`ve ever been involved in and for most of the lads it was the same."

In the next game of course, Norwich beat West Ham 3-1, a team that were two points above them at the time. That victory helped City to leapfrog them as well as Fulham and Stoke and finally leave the bottom three, where they had been entrenched for a while.

"The Premier League is so tight. We`ve played Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Man City, Man United. Now we`ve got to concentrate on the teams that are going to be in and around us and get our home form right" Johnson told Sky`s Soccer AM.

When you look at that list of teams he has reeled off, Johnno is right. We`ve had a tough run but it was the manner of the defeat at Man City that hurt everyone associated with the club.

The win over West Ham was massive though and helped ease the pressure on Hughton, who will have been using the International break to push on with the players not on International duty.

One of those will be Ricky van Wolfswinkel who has missed quite a few games now because of his troublesome toe injury. Hopefully this two week break will see Ricky back and fighting fit.

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Writer:The Tuckster
Date:Monday November 18 2013
Time: 9:30AM

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no excuses next time we play the chelseas,man citys and arsenals end of season and we will be fighting to survive
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