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"A crazy few minutes"

22 April 2013

Jobi reflects on Norwich defeat

Jobi McAnuff lamented a 'crazy few minutes' which cost the Royals the game at Carrow Road on Saturday, but took heart from a promising first half display.

The Royals skipper was naturally disappointed with the manner of the defeat in Norfolk but was able to draw some positives from the style of play that enabled the Royals to control the majority of the first 45.

"Obviously, we're very disappointed with the result," he said. "They started well as they do here, but we soon weathered that. I thought we were fairly comfortable in the first half and thought we played some good stuff.

"It was just a crazy few minutes from our point of view in the second half. The two goals were poor, and it was always going to be uphill from 2-0 down - we had to through everything at it as we tried to get a result.

"At the end of the day we're here to win football matches - but there are some encouraging signs and it can only get better."

Looking forward to the final four Barclays Premier League fixtures, Jobi admitted the predicament the Royals are facing but wants the side the illustrate that they should be in this league - both as a club and as players.

"It's obviously going to be very very tough but we're just trying to win games. We're not performing like a team that is resigned to their fate - we're still going out to try and get results.

"It's the best league in the world and where everyone wants to be. We're all desperate to be here and we've got to show that every time we play. We've got to go again, prove that we're worthy of our place as players.

"We've got a few games left to back the most of, dig in and try and get some results. Obviously, a win next week would be great for everybody. That's obviously the target - it's a massive game."

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