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Matt Gill: Mentality has to be spot on

9 February 2018

Matt Gill says Norwich City’s Under-23s need to learn to embrace the challenges thrown at them following Friday night’s 2-0 defeat to Wolves in the Premier League Cup.

The Canaries were beaten at St. George’s Park in their fifth match of the group stages, just 48 hours after many of the squad completed 120 minutes in the FA Youth Cup against Newcastle.

"It’s a disappointing evening," the Development Squad boss told

"We probably went into it with two or three feeling sorry for themselves. Going into games feeling 100 per cent just isn’t a thing in senior football.

"They’ve got to get used to that. It’s about having the right mentality when you step over that white line and we didn’t have enough with that mentality.

"It’s part of their learning and part of their development. It’s something they have to learn quickly."

Further outlining what was said in the dressing room after the match, Gill added: "We’ve given them some really honest feedback.

"It’s about finding a way to churn out performances when you’re not feeling great. It’s part and parcel of football.

"You have to make sure you do the right things at the right time. You have to make sure you bring value to the team and we got what we deserved.

"There’s still a chance for us to get through, with one game left. We’re disappointed but will start working towards the next one."

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