Norwich City fans deserve better from us - Elliott Bennett

Elliott Bennett believes Norwich City owe their fans a good performance tomorrow after the humiliation at Liverpool. Elliott Bennett believes Norwich City owe their fans a good performance tomorrow after the humiliation at Liverpool.

Friday, January 25, 2013
1:28 PM

Elliott Bennett insists Norwich City’s squad is in the mood to right a few wrongs against Luton this weekend in the FA Cup to banish memories of a Premier League mauling at Liverpool.

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Bennett was typically forthright yesterday when prompted to deliver a frank assessment of the Canaries’ efforts at Anfield.

“After a bad result and performance you can’t wait to get back out there to make sure you put it right,” he said. “It is Luton and we’ve got to match their work ethic and energy and get back to winning ways, and put the Liverpool game to bed and get through to the next round of the FA Cup. Then we can look forward to Spurs.

“The atmosphere is going to be brilliant and that’s what you want. Our fans are going to get right behind us as they always do. We are mightily disappointed that we sent 1,800 people home very, very unhappy who had battled the weather. If anything we owe just the 1,800 (travelling fans) something, never mind the rest of the people turning up. We know what we have to do and I’m sure our attitude will be bang on and we’re looking forward to playing against Luton.”

Bennett insisted there will be no Liverpool hangover.

“We’re an honest group of players and when you drop below the high standards we’ve set ourselves this season, it’s very disappointing, especially when you have 1,800 fans braving the weather,” he said.

“We all know it’s not good enough and after the meeting we had on Monday we’ve kind of put it to bed and look forward to the forthcoming games.

“We came in on Monday, trained in the morning and went through the whole 90 minutes in the afternoon, which wasn’t nice viewing, seeing it again after being involved in it. You have to do it and we picked the bones out of what we need to do better and need to make sure we put it right on Saturday.”

The 24-year-old’s personal disappointment was compounded by a rare Premier League start at Liverpool.

“I’ve had to bide my time to get a starting place and it’s far from ideal with the result and performance we put in,” he said.

“It happens and I was just as disappointed as anyone and went home and reflected on the game on Saturday night and Sunday and we came in Monday to try to go over it and put it right. I’m disappointed in the fact that we lost, but I’ve just got to move on now. It’s tough because it wasn’t just the defeat. It was the performance we put in. You have to take it on your chin. We can’t change what happened. We’ve looked at how to make it better and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

12 comments

  • Totally agree with CanaryGirl, Whooton is utterly clueless. You sound like my kind of girl. Maybe we should get together I'm rich and handsome. Let me know. Ged x

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    Ged Steroo

    Friday, January 25, 2013

  • No wonder Ged has to email his comments rather than a written letter... Where he lives they are not allowed sharp objects such as pens.

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    smalltownboy

    Friday, January 25, 2013

  • Plus Milkmaids` rash an an allergic reaction to wool.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I just hope the players were also able to share their feelings re the tactics. Whilst I still think Hoots is the right manager for us, someone needs to tell him that his use of the same strategy week in and week out doesn't work!! He has to be more flexible and change some of the players around and use different formations. Saying that, some of the lads from last week should hold their heads in shame. If they can't do the basics then there is very little hope!!! So I hope there was b*** kicking all around because it was deserved. otbc

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    Canarygirl

    Friday, January 25, 2013

  • All very well flexing our muscles and putting Luton to the sword in the cup (we would expect nothing less), but how about a reaction where it really counts please, against Spurs in the league?

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    Smudger75

    Friday, January 25, 2013

  • OK then Mr Bennett so when are you going to start giving it?

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    waclor

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • With soothing words like that, young Elliott could have a future in Estate Agency or Property Development.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, January 25, 2013

  • can't agree more CGirl. we need a plan B

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    gordon52

    Friday, January 25, 2013

  • I wonder who Ged really is? I've always thought he was from Suffolk but if he's saying he's rich and handsome that can't be true.

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    Steady On

    Friday, January 25, 2013

  • Steady On

    Friday, January 25, 2013

  • Don't you do it Canarygirl. He ain't rich nor handsome and has a floppy Wolfswinkel.

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    Sian

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Els certainly talks the talk. He has to be set for a career in Real Estate, or some other field of criminal activity.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

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