Why Norwich manager Alex Neil is STILL refusing to write off Newcastle

Alex Neil
Alex Neil

Alex Neil refused to write off Newcastle United after Norwich City moved six points clear off them.

Rafa Benitez’s side were beaten 3-2 at Carrow Road on Saturday.

There’s a lot of football still to be played.

Alex Neil

A dramatic injury-time goal from Martin Olsson decided the Premier League game.

While Newcastle’s position now looks hopeless, Norwich manager Neil cited the example of leaders Leicester City – who were bottom at this time last year – when asked if he saw any way out for United.

“I think it’s always tough,” said Neil.

“There are seven games left, so you need to put a real good run together, I don’t think there’s any questions about that.

“They’ve got real qualities players, there’s no doubts about that. It is a real hard one.

“Are they capable of doing it? I think if you look at Leicester last season, they managed to do it.

“There’s a lot of football still to be played.”

But Neil added: “I’m entirely convinced I have enough in my squad to remain in this league. I think (the Newcastle win) will go a long way to helping that.”