Boss 'over the moon' with his playersALEX Neil insists Norwich City will get their rewards if they continue to open teams up as they did in the second half against Stoke City.
The Canaries were denied after a string of first-class saves from Jack Butland, with Nathan Redmond and Graham Dorrans among those kept out by the England Under-21 international.
After Russell Martin had cancelled out Mame Biram Diouf’s opener with his second goal in as many games, City dominated the Potters but in the end had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road.
Neil said: “The players did everything I asked them to do, apart from that final bit. I was really pleased with them today.
“We’ve averaged something like 18 or 19 attempts at goal in the three games we’ve played, so we don’t lack that creativity in terms of making chances.
“Unfortunately for the guys today they didn’t put them in the net, but goals will come. If we continue to play well and make chances, then they will come. I’m not concerned about it.”
All the analysis post-match pointed to Butland’s heroics but Neil preferred to focus on the quality of his team’s play as they made it four points from three matches back in the Premier League.
“I think we should be talking about how well Norwich played, and how well the boys applied themselves in that type of heat, and their domination of the game with the amount of chances they managed to create,” he added when speaking to Norwich City TV.
“I was absolutely over the moon with my players. I thought they did really well, and I thought they deserved to win. Albeit for good goalkeeping, or potentially poor finishing, it should have been three points.
“We’ll move on to the next game. If we play as well as we did today, then we’ll be a game for anyone.”