Alex Neil wants answers as the inquest continues over Norwich City’s Brighton drubbing

Norwich City boss Alex Neil endured his toughest day in management at Brighton. Picture by Paul Ches

Norwich City boss Alex Neil endured his toughest day in management at Brighton. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil will hold clear the air talks with his shell-shocked Norwich City troops to revive their flagging Championship promotion push after the 'worst defeat of his managerial career' at Brighton.

Neil revealed the post-mortem will continue behind closed doors at Colney on Monday after a no-holds-barred inquest on the final whistle following the 5-0 drubbing.

Captain Russell Martin even questioned the professionalism of some of his under-performing team-mates after a woeful second-half surrender on the south-coast and Neil admits he feels massively let down by his misfiring squad.

'Yes, I think that is fair to say. Some of them will feel they have let themselves down and not performed anywhere near their standards,' he said. 'It is the worst defeat of my managerial career. I said more to them immediately after the game than I normally do. I don't tend to speak to the lads straight away because there are a lot of emotions running about and I don't think you speak clearly or think clearly. However that certainly changed and we will continue it on Monday. The players had words with each other, I can assure you of that and I don't think that is a bad thing at times. You can draw your own conclusion what the mood was like in the dressing room.

'The only thing you can do is take your medicine, take the criticism that is going to come my way and the players' way and then work harder. Right now, there are going to be question marks whether we can compete at the top end of the table.'


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