Earnshaw: It would take a lot to lure me

PUBLISHED: 09:00 07 May 2007 | UPDATED: 10:17 14 September 2010

Norwich City striker Robert Earnshaw admits "it would take a lot" for him to even consider leaving Carrow Road in the summer.

Norwich City striker Robert Earnshaw admits "it would take a lot" for him to even consider leaving Carrow Road in the summer.

Speaking after City's 3-2 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday, the Welsh international revealed that unless an offer comes in that is too good to refuse then he will be staying with the Canaries next season.

"I've always said that I love playing for Norwich," said Earnshaw. "I score goals so I always enjoy it. So it would take a lot to take me away.

"Unless obviously an offer comes in that's too good to refuse - for the club and for me - then I'll be staying.

"We've been speaking. Me and the club and the manager and stuff. Right now I haven't even thought about leaving. That's how it's going to be."

Earnshaw insisted that the prospect of leaving Norwich had not even crossed his mind and paid tribute to the City fans for their fantastic show of support against the Owls.

Even when Norwich were trailing 3-0, chants could be heard from the City end of "We're gonna win 4-3", and Earnshaw believes their support is right up there with the best in the country.

"They spend their money coming all the way to Sheffield. That's good for us and to be fair to them they're brilliant.

"We get 25,000 fans every time we play at Carrow Road and they deserve better at the moment."

Despite City making the final 3-2 scoreline look respectable Earnshaw did not hold back in his summary of the performance.

"I thought we were rubbish today," he said. "We've been like that too many times this year. We've got good enough players to wiany game. But we let ourselves down all the time.

"When I scored it was 3-0 at the time. We were celebrating just a lifeline. It shouldn't be like that. We should be equalising or going 1-0 up. That's the disappointment of this year really."

The 26-year-old believes the City squad need to learn more game intelligence if they are to challenge for promotion next season.

"I think we just need to be cleverer on the pitch. There are certain things that when you're a footballer that you need to do and we don't do that enough. Very simple things.

"Things like reading the game. The reason why Dion plays when he's 38 is because he reads the game and makes everything he does look so easy.

"He sees things and that's what we need to be doing. For me to play up front with him - sometimes we don't have to talk. It's all about just reading the game. When you do that this game is so much easier.

"That's the little difference, where it looks simple. It's just getting to know the people around you. You pick up these little things in training.

"That's what we don't do enough."

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