Neil: “We worked really hard”

Neil: “We worked really hard”

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Norwich City boss Alex Neil said his side were unlikely to leave Stamford Bridge without a point after losing 1-0 to Chelsea. 

Diego Costa’s strike just after the hour was enough to claim the Blues’ fourth win of the season.

And Neil, who is the youngest manager in the league, says his side deserved more:

I am disappointed.

“I thought our players worked really hard, I felt we gave Chelsea very little and we worked really hard.”

With the clock ticking, the Scot made a triple substitution, bringing on Wes Hoolahan, Graham Dorrans and Cameron Jerome, but the trio couldn’t affect proceedings. However, Neil spoke of his pride of his side’s performance:

We put some fresh legs on as the game went on, and tried to create problems. Arguably we could have done more but I am happy with my players.

“We’ve done it at Liverpool, at Manchester City and here – gone to the so-called bigger clubs and put on a show. It is just disappointing we had that one lapse of concentration.”