We were lucky to bag a point, says Forest boss
Billy Davies admitted his side were fortunate to claim a point on Saturday. 'I thought Norwich deserved to win, to be honest,' said the Forest boss. 'This was probably the poorest we have played in a long time.'
Billy Davies admitted his side were fortunate to claim a point on Saturday.
“I thought Norwich deserved to win, to be honest,” said the Forest boss. “This was probably the poorest we have played in a long time.
“We looked a little leggy. We should have had a penalty, which wasn't given, then we were given one that we didn't deserve.
“They got a free-kick that was not a free kick, which led to us conceding a very soft goal.
“But they deserved to win the game more than we did, overall.
“We looked leggy, it is tough to say why. But if we want to look at the positives, we are now three games undefeated.
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“We were unfortunate again in the sense that Earnie hit the post yet again, for the third or fourth time this season.
“You take the good and the bad. In the end it is a decent point.
“Overall, three undefeated from a positive point of view. We could have sneaked it, but we didn't deserve it and it's still a decent point against a team that are obviously high in confidence and have a spring in their step after the very good start they have had. Credit to Norwich I think.”
It leaves Forest without a win in four games, but Davies says that start doesn't worry him.
“Not at all,” he said. “I am more concerned by the performance today, not so much the last few games. I think the last few games we deserved more, today we didn't deserve it.”
Salt was rubbed in the wounds with news that Paul Anderson, who won the penalty after he was fouled by Russell Martin, had suffered a medial ligament injury after he was superbly tackled by Elliott Ward in the area early in the second half.