English Premiership

Norwich players back manager Neil

2016-05-13 13:30
Alex Neil (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Norwich City captain Russell Martin insists the entire team is fully behind under-fire manager Alex Neil, following their relegation from the Premier League last week.

It was the second time the Canaries have been relegated back to the Championship in three years, after finishing 18th in the 2013/14 season, leaving Neil's future at the club undecided.

"We back the manager 100% because he got us up out of the Championship before," Martin said. "He has still got the full support of all the players in there and there is absolutely no doubt about that.

"He has probably learned a lot and he will be hurting, but he will use that to make sure that we are right for next season."

The Scotland international also added that the players take full responsibility for the poor showing throughout the campaign, saying there are no excuses for himself or anyone else at Carrow Road.

"Over the course of the season we just haven't been good enough and that’s why we have been relegated again," he continued. 

"The manager says he let us down but we let him down as well, so everyone has to take the responsibility for this.

"We haven't stayed up so that means none of us has been good enough this season. But it wasn't down to a lack of hunger.

"It was more about a lack of knowhow and maybe belief because the Premier League is ruthless and we have been found out.

"So it's down to our lack of quality on the pitch and not a lack of passion or a lack of desire, simple as that."

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