Midfielder admits Canaries 'weren't up to scratch'

Last Updated: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:32

Bradley Johnson admits some of the seven goals Norwich conceded in the mauling by Man City were because they 'weren't up to scratch'.

The Canaries midfielder was shell-shocked by the scoreline in the match earlier this month and says it was the worst game he and most of the Norwich players that day had ever been involved in.

Chris Hughton's men responded in the best possible way by beating West Ham the following week but Johnson is still haunted by the events of the match at the Etihad Stadium.

"It was one of those games where nothing went our way," said the former Leeds man. "Manchester City are top class and always looked like they were going to score but some of the goals we conceded were because we were not up to scratch.

"Looking up at the clock and seeing we were 4-0 down after about 30 minutes, I just wanted a hole to open up so I could jump in it, but we had a duty to each other and to the fans to work hard.

"The dressing room was silent afterwards and no-one said anything jokey because we were so disappointed; it was the worst game I've ever been involved in and for most of the lads it was the same."

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