Tim Krul says it’s important for Norwich City to not get too down after their fifth defeat in six Premier League games at Brighton and Hove Albion.
After a goalless first-half, substitutes Leandro Trossard and Shane Duffy scored the crucial goals for the Seagulls in the second 45 to keep all three points on the south coast.
The result sees City’s struggles on the road continue but Krul has urged his teammates to remain upbeat.
“We need to believe in our philosophy at the moment,” he said to canaries.co.uk. “The manager [Daniel Farke] is giving us everything we need to perform but we need to do it on the pitch.
“We have to look in the mirror, every one of us. We can’t keep speaking about young or old players. All the players in the squad need to pull their weight.
“We’ve got some great talent in this group. We just need to be a little bit harder and a bit more ruthless.
“We need to keep believing and not let our heads go down too much.”
On the game, Krul admitted that City deserved nothing more than they got.
“The better team won unfortunately. They had the better chances, unfortunately the chance when Stiepi [Marco Stiepermann] hit the bar was the turning point for us.
“That’s the luck we need at the moment. We are not creating too many chances so when they do come, we need to capitalise on that.
“At the end, the pressure they put on us killed us in the end.
“The bodies were on the line, we were putting in the tackles. We got away with a few chances in the first-half and we needed to kick on, but it didn’t happen.
“We couldn’t get into second gear today.”
Krul was keen to look ahead to Friday’s clash with Watford at Carrow Road.
“There’s a massive game coming up at home. That’s a fixture you need to get a result in. we all know how important Friday night is going to be and we will work hard in the lead up to that game.”