Onel Hernandez believes Norwich City will come back much stronger after their Premier League campaign in defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.
With relegation already confirmed, the Canaries were left playing for pride at the Etihad Stadium but came up against a Man City side firing on all cylinders.
Hernandez now thinks it’s important for the team to be ready and prepared for the start of the Sky Bet Championship season on the weekend of September 12.
“It’s been a tough season,” admitted Hernandez. “We’ll have a break now and be ready to come back stronger.
“We are all disappointed about this season and today. We’re disappointed for the club and for the fans.
“We’ll come back stronger and take on the Championship and try a return as soon as possible to the Premier League.”
Hernandez conceded the Canaries were powerless at times to prevent the brilliance of Pep Guardiola’s team and, in particular, Kevin De Bruyne.
“We came here to get some points but it was impossible so we have to accept that.
“If we don’t score goals in the best league in the world and against such a team, you’ll get punished.
“When such a player gets in a position to shoot, they’ll use their chance. It’s hard for us.”
City ended the match with Akin Famewo and Jordan Thomas making their professional debuts for the club, making them the seventh and eighth academy graduates to appear for the Canaries this season.
“We have a lot of young lads in the team and they all work really hard at the training ground,” he continued.
“We have a lot of talent and they’ve have to keep going on and working hard. It’s not been easy for them this season. They will learn a lot for this season.”