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Timm Klose: We need to recover quickly from Southampton defeat

19 June 2020

Timm Klose says Norwich City need to recover quickly from their 3-0 defeat to Southampton on Friday night.

The Canaries struggled in their first game since the Premier League restart, with goals from Danny Ings, Stuart Armstrong and Nathan Redmond seeing Saints take all the points.

Klose said to afterwards: “We’re disappointed. After such a long time to be back in the squad, you wish you can come back with the win.

“We had a very good first-half. I think we created a lot but unfortunately we couldn’t score. We destroyed ourselves after the first ten minutes of the second-half.

“It was then very hard to come back against an experienced team. We were running at them without any real success.

“Sometimes that’s football unfortunately. We have to take it, it is a mental challenge now. I’m positive that we can get as many points as possible in the next eight games.

“I think it will cause some negative energy over the next two days because we wanted to win that game so badly.

“But as I said, after tomorrow we have to look forward to the next game to win it.”

The match was Klose’s first since August when he injured knee ligaments in the Carabao Cup against Crawley Town.

Despite admitting it was nice to be back, Klose struggled for positives from the evening.

“It’s ten months since my last game. Of course, I feel very happy to be out there again. You want to do your best and play at your highest level.

“What can I say? If you concede three goals, you can’t say you played well. I have to take the blame for that as well. I have to analyse what I can do better.

“Two goals were a bit too easy. All in all, I’m very happy to be back but losing a game is never nice.”

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