Post-Match: Lennon on Bolton's Defeat at Norwich

  • October 31, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Neil Lennon openly admitted his team isn't good enough, after watching from the sidelines as Bolton lost 2-1 at Norwich City.

Goals either side of the break from Cameron Jerome gave the Canaries victory in a televised fixture at Carrow Road and, although Lee Chung-Yong netted a late consolation, Wanderers were unable to claim what would have been a very undeserving point.

Speaking after the game, Lennon expressed his disappointment at his side's performance - criticising it as the worst he has seen in his brief time in charge of the club.

"We have to perform better," Lennon told the club's official website. "I thought Norwich were deserved winners and that is the benchmark we have to try and reach.

"We have a lot to work on and it was probably the poorest we've played in my four games in charge.

"I'm disappointed with some aspects of our play, but we kept going and we had a great chance when Max Clayton went through.

"We got a goal late on, but there wasn't enough quality in our play going forward which was disappointing.

"We can see that Norwich are a very strong outfit, but we didn't help ourselves with the way we played.

"There were signs of that anxiety in our play, and we have to shake that off.

"The decision to take Jay Spearing off at half-time was a tactical one. It's my job to make decisions to try and change things and that's what we tried to do.

"I'm not overly concerned about our performances at this moment because we have played a very good side in Norwich.

"We have to play and express ourselves in a much better way. Our end product was poor and I was disappointed with our delivery from set-pieces. We never really worked Norwich enough defensively.

"Norwich got the winner from a set play, which is again disappointing.

"We now head in to back-to-back home games against Cardiff and Wigan. It's a big ask for us because those two sides are very capable."

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