Press Conference | Harris post-Norwich
Neil Harris spoke to the press and media after the Bluebirds suffered a 2-1 loss to league leaders Norwich City at Cardiff City Stadium.
“We should have been ahead after 30 seconds – Harry Wilson has got to get his shot away and do better in that position," Neil admitted. "But, the first goal can’t happen. We gave ourselves a mountain to climb against a good side by conceding in the first five minutes. That was ultimately the difference between the two teams.
“We have to accept that we were playing against a good side, and I thought the second goal came from outstanding play by them. We went on the front foot to press really high today, and they caused us some problems with their quality on the ball.
“I’m proud of the boys for the whole 90 minutes, but especially for their effort in the last 25 minutes with ten men. We had a right go and stuck to the task, going toe-to-toe with by far the best team in the division.
“The application and the attitude we showed, on the back of the week we’ve had, was first class. I expect more of that, and more quality, on Wednesday against Queens Park Rangers.”
The boss also commented on the signing of Max Watters, whose arrival in the Welsh capital was announced on Saturday afternoon.
“Max has had a very good first half of the season at Crawley Town, and he’s young player that I’m excited to work with. He’s got good movement, good energy and scores goals – you can’t coach those things. We look forward to having him on the training pitch on Monday.
“We have to get the balance between having experienced players and younger players coming through. There’s no huge expectation on his shoulders, because it’s not an overnight change going from League Two to the Championship. We have to be patient as well, but he comes straight into the First Team fold and into the group.”