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Ivo Pinto: First goal was crucial

21 November 2017

Ivo Pinto felt he and his Norwich City teammates were unfortunate to lose at Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night.

City had their chances but Daryl Murphy’s late strike on 77 minutes proved the difference at the City Ground.

Speaking post-match, Pinto said: “Especially in the second half we had a very good game. Unfortunately we conceded a goal. We spoke about this goal because at Bolton we conceded a similar goal.

“It can happen. We keep saying we are playing better than the other teams but we are not scoring. We are conceding goals and we are losing points.

“This has to stop. As a team and individuals, we want to win. All the boys want to win and now is the time for this to stop. We have the chance on Saturday to go again and try and get the three points.”

Murphy’s goal proved pivotal in the end and Pinto always felt that the first goal was going to be decisive.

“I think in this game, if we scored a goal and took the lead, you won’t lose the game,” he added. “If you don’t and you concede, it’s always a step back.

“When you concede in an away game, it’s always hard to get back. We always have our supporters and they have been amazing with the team.”

“We just have to say sorry to them because we are not giving them what they deserve.”

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