‘It’s a tough challenge’ – Trybull calls for City to quickly move on from painful loss to Watford
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Disappointment dominated the Norwich City dressing room after defeat to Watford left Daniel Farke’s team bottom of the Premier League table, leaving midfielder Tom Trybull hoping for a fresh start.
The Canaries slumped to a 2-0 home defeat, making it six defeats and a goalless draw from their last seven games, scoring just two late consolation goals during that nosedive in form.
"It, for sure, was not calm," Trybull said after emerging from the home dressing room. "We are all pretty disappointed because we wanted to show a decent performance from the first minute on and it went in exactly the wrong direction.
"We conceded after I don't know, however many seconds (76), the first goal but we showed a pretty good reaction in my opinion.
"We had a couple of chances in the first half, dominated the game but we were not able to score and at the end after we had conceded the second goal we tried everything.
"We all knew what kind of game it would be but we are pretty disappointed, to be fair, but we have to move on during the international break."
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That disastrous start came after Ben Godfrey had lost possession on the left wing, followed by a ridiculous attempted back-heel from Emi Buendia which saw Gerard Deulofeu claim possession and charge through to open the scoring, leaving Carrow Road shell-shocked.
Former Barcelona midfielder Deulofeu then teed up Andre Gray for a crucial second goal in the 52nd minute, with keeper Ben Foster thwarting all of City's attempts.
"Of course it is a big challenge, it's also not easy, that's true, but nothing in life is easy," Trybull continued.
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"But I was happy with how we reacted after the goal, especially in this kind of situation, just one point out of the last few games, but we reacted well after the first goal and that shows that the main character of this team is pretty well.
"But this doesn't help at the moment because we do not have enough points.
"It's a tough challenge but we have to go on in the next weeks and especially after the international break."
The former Werder Bremen midfielder continued as the Canaries' defensive midfielder presence, with Alex Tettey continuing in central defence and Ibrahim Amadou being kept on the bench after a recent knee problem.
However, with Grant Hanley potentially available for the trip to Everton after the international break and Christoph Zimmermann on course to be fit for selection in early December, centre-back reenforcement is on the way.
"Alex did pretty well in the last couple of games, to be fair," the German added. "It's not his main position but at the end it's, not only for me but for everybody, better for the confidence in general if you have a proper centre-back in this position, I'm pretty sure.
"But like I mentioned, Alex did pretty well, but also we are happy that Zimbo and Grant are coming back, that's for sure."