Millwall 4-0 Norwich City: James Husband ‘disgusted’ at Canaries’ south London showing
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James Husband admitted his disgust as Norwich City crumbled under Millwall’s predictable Championship onslaught at The Den.
The Canaries left-back and his defensive counterparts were powerless to stop the Lions trouncing their startled visitors 4-0, as Daniel Farke’s men conceded four goals in back to back league games – the first time that’s happened to City outside the Premier League since 2009.
“For a start we have to take responsibility as players, a group of players that’s new – but a lot of us have played in this league before and know what it’s about, and that was something I’ve never seen before,” said the 23-year-old summer arrival from Middlesbrough.
“We’ve all got to take responsibility, including myself, to apologies first of all (to the supporters). There’s no way getting around it, that was unacceptable.
“Everyone can see we have a way of playing and it’s so good and fancy and all that, but if we can’t stop goals going in then we’re really going to struggle.
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“Again, it’s hard to really put it into words. I’m disgusted in myself. All of us.
“We pride ourselves when we’re younger on pulling out performances that people will remember – and that was something we’ll never ever forget, put it that way.”
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Farke spoke at length ahead of the game about what City should expect at Millwall, and Husband acknowledged his players had been given the same treatment.
The issue was how bemused that treatment still seemed to leave Farke’s personnel – especially once their hosts had got their noses in front after just 15 minutes of the game.
“We knew exactly what they were going to do,” admitted Husband. “It came as no surprise. We knew that, but we still weren’t able to stop it.
“I think they were just all individual errors. The way we played was actually, dare I say it, OK. But it’s a results business at the end of the day.
“I mean, the coach can give us ways of playing and tell us how he wants us to play – but at the end of the day it’s up to us to produce something on the field that all those fans should feel proud of. And today not one of those fans can feel that.”