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Sam Byram: We have to remain positive

26 December 2019

Sam Byram admitted he was “lost for words” after Norwich City’s 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Boxing Day.

The Canaries enjoyed the better of the fixture throughout and created significantly better chances, with Byram going close by hitting the crossbar and heading inches wide in the second half.

Ultimately, it was the home side who displayed the ruthless edge in front of goal, with Conor Hourihane's 64th-minute strike the difference at Villa Park.

Speaking to after the game, Byram said: “I’m a little bit lost for words as to how we haven’t won it. We came in at half-time and, same as the last game [v Wolves], we created a lot of chances.

“It was the same in the second-half. We had a few more good chances as well. They defended well and there were maybe a couple [of chances] that we should do better with.

“They’ve had two shots on target and one of them goes in so when it’s not your day, it’s very frustrating.”

The City left-back was keen to remain positive and he insists that the team aren’t far away from stringing some better results together.

“If you take the positives from it, we’re still creating chances. It’s not like we’re getting battered every week and coming off with our heads down.

“We’re unbelievably annoyed and frustrated but there’s still a long way to go. I don’t think people should write us off.

“We’re still playing well and still creating chances and I’m positive that eventually our luck will change and some of those chances will go in and we’ll start getting those points.”

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