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CAMERON JEROME: AN EMBARRASSING DEFEAT

4 March 2017

Fans deserve better, says City forward

NORWICH City striker Cameron Jerome gave an honest assessment of his side's 5-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday.

The Canaries were convincingly beaten at Hillsborough, moving the play-off chasing Owls further from the Canaries' reach.

Speaking after the game Jerome told Norwich City TV: "We're well aware that we've let ourselves down in a big way.

"We've been doing that for the last few months but today was more difficult to take. With the magnitude of the game, it was embarrassing.
 
"There was a lack of everything on the pitch. We've not got enough about us as a squad to roll our sleeves up unfortunately, because we've been found out on more than one occasion. 

"That's why our away record is so poor. You've got to be honest with yourselves; we lack respect for our teammates by not fighting for each other.

"There were lots of fans here and it's embarrassing because they come in their droves to support the team. Ultimately, we've not been good enough for them."



Jerome concedes City's promotion hopes look increasingly bleak, but added: "We owe it to ourselves, to the fans and to the club to keep fighting.

"We've got to take responsibility. There are a lot of players who have played in bigger games than this so it's beyond me how, as a team, we can struggle collectively to come together when we go 1-0 down.

"We don't play for each other, we don't play as a team. There's no individual person to blame because we owe it to ourselves as a group of players to try and rectify it on the pitch.

"We've played ourselves out of it today but have to fight to the end."



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