Norwich boss accepts expected relegation

Norwich boss accepts expected relegation

Michail Antonio's four goals secured a 4-0 victory for West Ham at Carrow Road, a result which relegated Norwich City from the Premier League, something which The Canaries boss Daniel Farke says was an expected outcome.

Norwich had needed their first win in the league since February to avoid relegation and Farke apologized to the supporters for not being able to create "another miracle".

Farke said: "Yes it is, of course, a disappointing day with the loss and the harsh loss, a 0-4, but today is also the day where relegation is finally confirmed and it is, of course, a big disappointment without any doubt. 

"It is not like it is unexpected or not that we were not prepared for it but once it is really theoretically confirmed it feels even more disappointing and for that, it's a tough day today.

"We are always self-critical so the first step that you have to take is always to ask yourself what you could have done better. It is not the unexpected outcome.

"When I look at our team sheet today it is more or less the same Championship side from last season, just without some key players because they are injured.

"To be able to be successful in this level it is not realistic you have to say.

"I feel really sorry, especially for our supporters and everyone connected with this amazing club, that we were not able to work another miracle. I'm in the responsible role so I am disappointed I was not able to work another miracle."