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RUSS MARTIN: EVERYBODY IS HURTING

11 May 2016

City relegated from Barclays Premier League

NORWICH City captain Russell Martin spoke of bitter disappointment following his side's relegation from the Barclays Premier League on Wednesday night.

The Canaries defeated Watford 4-2 at Carrow Road, but Sunderland's victory over Everton saw Alex Neil's men lose their place in the top division.

Talking to Norwich City TV after the game, Martin said: "It's a very despondent and disappointed dressing room.

"The lads are all hurting. It affects the players and the staff at the football club because whatever it is that motivates you being in the Premier League is the pinnacle and now we're not there.

"It's very raw but we need to make sure we finish on a high on Sunday. We will take pride from our performance tonight but over the course of the season we've not been good enough.

"Football owes us nothing so we have to kick on and get ready for next season."

Martin says collective responsibility should be taken for the campaign's outcome, as he added: "It's a collaborative thing; everyone is responsible and we need to learn from it.

"If you look elsewhere to try and deflect blame then you're kidding yourself. We've not been good enough over the course of the season.

"We have to move forward now because we've got a lot of good people at this football club. We have to learn from this season in order to progress.

"It's all about gearing up for next year and getting over this quickly."



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