Angry Neil Adams blasts Norwich City’s ill-discipline in Nottingham Forest loss
18:10 08 November 2014
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Neil Adams labelled Norwich City’s defensive charity as ‘unacceptable’ after watching Nottingham Forest hit back late to stun the Canaries in a 2-1 Championship defeat at the City Ground.
Britt Assombalonga cancelled out Jonny Howson’s first half opener in the 85th minute before Michail Antonio’s stoppage time winner which came direct from a Norwich corner.
Adams’ side have now won only two of their last 10 league games to slip into mid-table ahead of the latest international break and the City chief is sick of the same sorry script.
“It’s ill-discipline if you like,” he said. “From our corner kick we should not concede, simple as that. The set plays are there. The players know where they should be, who they should be tracking and the ball gets switched from right to left to right and they score. That shouldn’t happen, that isn’t good enough. Yeah, we are looking to win the game but they shouldn’t score the goal they did. Irrespective of how well we feel we have played it counts for nothing.
“On the first goal, perhaps that wasn’t as easy to clear as the one at Middlesbrough but just stick it somewhere and it doesn’t happen and then they score and you feel we are going to be robbed of two points. To concede right at the death in injury time when the ball has travelled 120 yards or whatever it is, is not acceptable.”
City’s late two-goal concession wrecked Norwich’s bid to bounce back from a 4-0 midweek loss at Middlesbrough.
“To produce a performance like we did and go home empty-handed is obviously a sickening feeling,” said Adams. “To play like we did for 85 minutes if the whistle gets blown then we go home saying, ‘perfect response, perfect reaction,’ and all those positives from the performance but ultimately none of that counts because of the result and to lose the points in the manner we did.”