Nathan Redmond not ‘disheartened’ about Norwich City’s prospects despite home defeat to Leicester City

Nathan Redmond of Norwich has a shot on goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Leices

Nathan Redmond of Norwich has a shot on goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Leicester at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Defeat to Leicester is no reason for Norwich City to panic, insists winger Nathan Redmond.

The England Under-21 star was part of a second-half fightback which fell just short of salvaging a draw from 2-0 down to the Foxes at Carrow Road.

Match report: Norwich City 1 Leicester City 2

That result left Alex Neil's side with just one win from their last six Premier League matches going into the international break – but Redmond is calling for calm despite those frustrations after some good performances.

'You can't be too disheartened, you've just got to keep going,' the 21-year-old said.

'We haven't started the season bad and we haven't done ourselves the complete justice in that we know how we've played.

'The fans come and they see how good the football is that we play and that we deserve better but it's only the first, near enough, quarter of the season and there's a lot of games to go and we've just got to keep going.'

Redmond is one of City's international contingent who will be on duty during the next two weeks, after being named in the England U21 squad for a European U21 Championship qualifier against Kazakhstan in Coventry a week on Tuesday.

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Once that match is out of the way he will then return his focus to reclaiming a place in City's starting line-up, after having to make an impact from the bench in his last two league games.

Next up is bottom-of-the-table Newcastle, who were thrashed 6-1 by Manchester City at the weekend and are without a win in the league yet this season, putting heavy pressure on manager Steve McClaren.

A Canaries side have not managed to win at St James' Park in the last eight attempts – a record stretching back all the way to September 1988.

Redmond believes City will travel north confident of getting a result against the Magpies though.

'We look at everywhere and try to go to win so nothing's going to change, it's a long season and these sort of games we've got to try and get as many points as we can early on,' the 21-year-old said.

'It's the international break now, the lads will have a little bit of a breather from the league and we'll get back to that when the time is right.'

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The wide-man is clear on what he and his team-mates need to get right if they are to improve on Saturday's performance against Leicester as well.

'Just to take our chances,' he stated clearly. 'Each team is going to be different, Newcastle are going to be completely different to Leicester in how they play, Leicester were different to how Liverpool try to play.

'It's just about having a game plan and trying to execute it on the day.'

Redmond was not too down about Saturday's showing though, despite defeat to Claudio Ranieri's organised side.

He had been introduced in the 50th minute and came close to forcing an equaliser after Dieumerci Mbokani's first goal for the club had halved the deficit in the 68th minute.

'We were always in the game, we always forced chances,' the former Birmingham City star continued.

'Looking at it from the bench before I came on, we always looked like we were going to pose a threat but we knew what they were capable of on the counter attack. They're a very good side and a few times in the first half they showed that, just before the penalty.

'And then we gave away a cheap goal at the start of the second half and that sort of set the tone for the rest of the game.

'But we fought back the last 30 minutes and I thought we were unlucky not to get a point.'