Alex Neil will not quit after Norwich City slump to a seventh Championship defeat in nine games
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Alex Neil insists he is no quitter as the Scot pledged to fight on following a seventh Championship defeat in nine games on Friday night against Huddersfield.
Neil was berated by sections of the Carrow Road support during the second-half and at the final whistle - with chants of 'you don't know what you are doing' following his decision to substitute striker Nelson Oliveira.
'No, I won't consider going. Of course not,' he said. 'I will not be making a decision to leave this club. The only time you have failed is when you quit in my book. I have never quit at anything in my life and I am not going to start now.
'Where we are is not good enough. From me, from the players. The one thing that always happens is people tend to look for a scapegoat and being the manager it is usually going to be him. That is fine but everyone has to share responsibility. When you do well, get promoted and everything is going well you are not the only one who takes all the praise. As a group we certainly need to do better.'
Neil admitted City were a long way short in the first-half against David Wagner's slick Terriers.
'I am disappointing due to the fact if you want to go and press a team like Huddersfield, who are so expansive and have a lot of energy, you need to do it with intensity,' said Neil. 'You have to have a willingness to run and in the middle areas of the pitch we really lacked that intensity. It wasn't a lack of effort, if I am being honest I thought it was a lack of legs. We didn't have the legs to get around the pitch well enough.
'I made a change at half-time and I certainly thought that improved us. We became more physical. Not only that, the first-half swings from them having 65pc possession to us having 62pc. Our competitiveness, we won most of our individual duels in the second-half.'
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