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RUSS MARTIN ON REDS DEFEAT

29 September 2012

City defender backs squad to bounce back

NORWICH City defender Russell Martin was disappointed with the 5-2 home defeat at the hands of Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League, but is has back his team mates to recover.

A Luis Suarez treble helped the Reds to victory at Carrow Road, with Steve Morison and Grant Holt responding for City.

Captain for the day Russell Martin told Canaries Player: “It's a really disappointed dressing room. We've gifted them a 1-0 start. We got back in the game, started to get on top, but then gifted them another goal. 

“They've been threatening to do this in a few games but not quite done it, and now they've met us they've been absolutely ruthless in front of goal and taken their chances. 

“You can't give teams like that a start because you’re forever chasing the game and it's more open than you want it to be.

“I thought we should have scored early in the second half, but it just hit Robert Snodgrass and bounced up, then they go up the other end and score. 

“It just seems to be our luck at the minute, because the last four or five weeks we should have had a lot more points on the board than we have.

“But today was a bit of an eye opener, you need to be right at it and you can't give teams like this a start like we have.

“It is being made into a bit of a thing that we haven't won, but it's not affecting anyone because we've played well apart from today and the opening day.

“We'll get there, and when that first win comes it'll shut a few people up. The performances have been there in recent weeks, but today we got what we deserved, which was nothing.

“What we've got here is a team and management that will all work together. The ethos and work ethic of the group hasn't changed, and that is what will pull us through.

“I'm 100% confident that we'll be fine. You don't become a bad team overnight.”

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