Norwich boss, Chris Hughton, says his side need to show “belief and confidence” as they continue their fight to avoid relegation from the Premier League.
After a bright start to the campaign, the Canaries previously looked safe, but a run of just one win in 15 league matches has seen them drop down the table and they are now just five points clear of the drop zone.
The Norfolk side’s poor run has coincided with the form of a number of the teams below them massively improving and Saturday’s draw with Swansea came on the same day that Aston Villa continued their resurgence with a win away at Stoke.
They now have six games left to ensure their survival and the run-in certainly has not been kind to them, with Arsenal next time out and Manchester City on the final day, although they do have winnable games against the likes of Reading and Villa.
This is the point in the season when managers really learn about their players and the former Newcastle boss could do with some of his underperforming stars to stand up and be counted.
Hughton recognises that his side are now well and truly in a relegation battle but is refusing to panic and has called on his players use “belief and confidence” to ensure they do not drop into the Championship.
“It is getting tough,” he told Premier League betting news reporters. “But we know all the teams around where we are are all capable of winning football matches.
“We have to make sure that in this final six games of the season, of which three are at home, we get enough points.
“And if we show enough belief and confidence, like we did today in good phases, then we will have done enough.”
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