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RUSSELL MARTIN: TOUGH TO TAKE

30 April 2016

Canaries edged out at Emirates Stadium

NORWICH City captain Russell Martin says his side will keep believing after being narrowly beaten 1-0 at Arsenal in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday.

Having had the best opportunities of the opening 45 minutes, the Canaries were ultimately undone when Gunners substitute Danny Welbeck struck just before the hour-mark.

Speaking to Norwich City TV after the game, Martin said: "It's extremely difficult to take as we played extremely well and probably had the better chances in the game.

"Going forwards, we have to take the positives. We need to play with that spirit and courage in our next three games, while showing more quality in the final third.

"We have to take belief and keep being positive. We've got three games left to make sure relegation doesn't happen and I still believe we'll do it."

Martin was left to rue City's inability to get themselves in front during the first half, as he added: "We've been dominant and on top in a lot of games but not put matches to bed.

"That's one reason why we're where we are. We tried to keep a clean sheet for as long as possible, and that's tough to do here.

"It's disappointing because it was always 'nearly' or 'not quite there' for us. If we win three games we should stay up so we have to win against Manchester United to put pressure on Newcastle and Sunderland.

"We have to move on now, it's as simple as that."



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