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Marco Stiepermann: We needed to be clinical

12 September 2017

Marco Stiepermann was left ruing missed chances as Norwich City drew 0-0 at home to Burton Albion.

In a game where City dominated possession, they had to be patient for openings but couldn’t take them when they were created, particularly in the second half when Josh Murphy was thwarted by Burton goalkeeper Stephen Bywater when through on goal.

“For sure it was a little bit disappointing to get a 0-0 draw against such a team,” said Stiepermann, speaking to the media post-match. “I think we were good in possession and we had two chances where 100% we had to score.

“We had two big chances and for sure Burton, after they lost 5-0 in their last game, we knew they would defend very well after such a game.

“We knew it would be very difficult for us but the chances were there and we had to score them and then it would have been a good game and result.

“Burton fight for everything and it’s really difficult to play against such a team.”

Stiepermann has played back-to-back games at left-back and took some pride in keeping another clean sheet.

“For sure, defensively we played very well in the last game against Birmingham. It’s important for us after conceding eight goals in two games [against Aston Villa and Millwall].

“It’s important for us [to get clean sheets] but we want to do better on Saturday in our next game”

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