Neil: Man Utd win worthless if we don’t follow it up

Date published: Thursday 24th December 2015 1:22

Alex Neil: Felt big decisions went against Norwich

Norwich City boss Alex Neil acknowledges his side’s impressive win at Manchester United will count for nothing if they don’t build on it.

The Canaries registered a 2-1 victory to claim their first success at Old Trafford since 1989 last weekend as they moved out of the Premier League relegation zone.

However, ahead of the Boxing Day game at Tottenham, Neil knows there is still a long way to go if they are going to survive in the League.

“It’s pleasing because we have played well in the last few games and maybe not picked up a lot of points so the fact that we played well in that game and picked up three points means a lot to the players,” he said.

“It’s not going to mean anything if we don’t kick-on and pick up more results.

“There is no point us going to Old Trafford and getting three points from a really difficult venue and then under-performing in the games coming up which are going to be really important to us.

“So we are looking to try and build a bit of momentum and I think the players have a good belief they can take into the next few games.”

Neil’s side face a Tottenham team who sit in fourth in the table and have only lost one game in the league since September.

Neil knows that they are a strong side to compete against but believes his team have what it takes.

“They have good players but like everyone they have to perform and that’s the hard part,” he added.

“What they have got is they have a good manager who has got them well organised and they believe in what he is trying to do.

“I think Tottenham are in a good vein of form, I know they lost against Newcastle but apart from that they have been in good form so we need to try and influence the game as much as we can.

“I think this league this season has been unpredictable.

“Tottenham have a good settled squad and if they can keep everybody fit they will certainly be near the top come Easter.

“I don’t need to remind the players they are capable of winning at Tottenham because they know they are.”

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