Show me the passion demands Norwich City boss Alex Neil
07:00 13 January 2015
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Alex Neil has told his Norwich City players to match the fire they showed at Bournemouth and the Canaries can be an unstoppable Championship force.
Neil’s reign began in winning style on the south-coast, despite Jonny Howson’s second-half red card, to inflict a first home league defeat on the Cherries since September.
City’s new boss joined his players on the pitch at the final whistle to salute the travelling support before delivering a simple message to his troops.
“I said to them in the changing room it was their work ethic which got them the result,” he said. “The quality is always there but are you prepared to work? Are you prepared to dig in and fight for each other and make sure you do the right things at the right time, clearing balls and putting your head in where it hurts. Really anything it takes to make sure you are not going to be beat. That is the big thing and I thought the lads showed that, which is really important to me, because the quality is not in question.
“We have good players, no question about that. They had to dig in and that speaks volumes. It is important.
“You have to have that to be a successful side and then we have that wee bit of quality as well, with Cam (Jerome) popping up with a fantastic goal. We know we have that potency up top.”