Manager speaks after Hillsborough stalemateTHE results will come for Norwich City if they replicate their second half performance at Sheffield Wednesday, says boss Neil Adams.
The Canaries were denied by a string of top class saves from Keiran Westwood at Hillsborough as the home team held on for a 0-0 draw on Saturday afternoon.
Even though he admitted he wasn’t happy with how his side started the game, Adams believes he couldn’t have got any more from his players in a dominant second half.
“If we continue to play like that, I can’t be concerned. Of course we want to win games, but we know we’ll win games if we carry on playing like that,” he told canaries.co.uk after the final whistle.
“I wasn’t too pleased with the first ten, 15 minutes – I thought we were slow out of the blocks. We didn’t move the ball quickly enough and I wasn’t happy with the players for that, and I told them at half-time.
“In the second half it was a dominant performance. Previous times we’ve been bemoaning a lack of creation or accurate shooting – today, if their ‘keeper is not the Man of the Match I’ll be very surprised. I couldn’t really ask for much more from them.”
Adams was impressed with Westwood’s performance as he kept out Cameron Jerome twice, and Nathan Redmond and Lewis Grabban, with magnificent stops.
“The one from Cameron Jerome was outstanding, and the one from the free-kick – it was as good as in, I thought it was past him,” he added.
“He did what all good keepers do though, and he’s reached for it and made a fantastic save.
“We did virtually everything right. Russell Martin has a great chance with a header and he buried one in midweek. I thought he was excellent all day, but we’ve just been really unlucky with a ‘keeper who’s basically earned them a point.”
Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe made his first start for the Club since signing from Club Bruges in the summer but was forced off at half-time with what Adams revealed to be a knee problem.
“It’s a twisted knee unfortunately. He’s got a knee brace on it now as a precaution,” he explained.
“We’ll have to assess that in the next 48 hours. It was a twist, which is not great. He said he did it just turning out of a tackle. We had a look at it at half-time and he was really sore with it, so we had to take him off.”
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