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Jaden Warner: We learn from these games

22 March 2021

Norwich City Under-18s centre-back Jaden Warner described Monday’s 5-0 defeat at home to West Ham United U18s as a learning experience.

The Canaries were eliminated by the Hammers in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup at Carrow Road thanks to goals from Ademipo Odubeko, Jayden Fevrier, Jamal Baptiste and Kai Corbett.

“Obviously it’s not the result we wanted. We learn from these games,” Warner told after the match.

“Being in a big stadium, it feels like you’re under pressure, but you’ve got to deal with it and today we didn’t do that.”

City were 3-0 down at the start of the second half, but a good chance fell to Abu Kamara inside the 18-yard box, the Norwich forward hitting the outside of the right post.

“If we scored one or two of those goals, the game could have been completely different, but we missed them so we’ve got to deal with it,” Warner said.

“In the second half, we communicated better and were braver. We got higher and squeezed them back. In the first half, we did the opposite, which allowed them to press us high and led to us conceding more goals.

“Losing - there are always positives to come from it that you learn from. You learn stuff when you win, you learn stuff when you lose.”

Norwich now return to Under-18s Premier League action with a trip to second-placed Fulham on Saturday.

“Fulham are a good side,” Warner said. “They’re top so hopefully we go into the weekend with a different mindset and get a good result.”

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