Chris Hughton will fight on at Norwich City after Premier League rout at Manchester City
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Chris Hughton insists he can turn Norwich City's Premier League season around after suffering the heaviest defeat of his managerial career in a 7-0 beating at Manchester City.
Hughton's future will now come under intense scrutiny after the Blues' inflicted a third heavy league defeat in the last four on his side to keep the Canaries firmly rooted in the bottom three. The Norwich chief is adamant he remains the right man in charge at Carrow Road but knows West Ham's league visit to Norfolk next week will now take on epic proportions.
'Yes, I have always had a confidence in my ability and the group of players in that changing room,' he said. 'It's early in the season but we are on the back of a really heavy defeat and I know how that makes everyone feel and what the reaction will be. It is embarrassing and uncomfortable to have to sit here and talk about this defeat. We have a game next Saturday that becomes a bigger game now, not just because of the defeat but the manner of the defeat. We have to prove we are a good enough side, that we can get up this league and get the points and the only way we do that is on the football pitch. We were nowhere near that today and we will have to be far better.
'We have all let the club down today. I am manager and I pick the team and determine the tactics. It is tough to put into words what I feel at the moment on the back of that defeat. Apart from two goals, Yaya Toure scores a wonderful free kick and one was offside, the others were too easy for Manchester City to score. I have to raise their morale. It doesn't happen very often. As a manager I have never been on that sort of defeat. The players will be in tomorrow, we will look at the goals and we will apportion blame where we have to. We must improve and quickly.'