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'One of the worst performances that I've ever been involved in since I've been a coach' - Steven Schumacher

Stoke City head coach Steven Schumacher.
Stoke City head coach Steven Schumacher.

Stoke City suffered a 3-0 defeat to Norwich City on Saturday, and head coach Steven Schumacher admitted during his post-match interview that it was his team's most disappointing display since he joined the club from Plymouth Argyle.

"Rubbish. Not good enough. Way off it. From the first minute, they were a better team than us and sometimes you've got to hold your hands up and say that. We were not aggressive enough, we said that we needed to try and make it uncomfortable for Norwich and try and get in their faces, but we were just too deep. Didn't get close enough to them and it took us 78 minutes to win a tackle.

"We didn't seem to play with any energy, every time we did win the ball back, we made errors and gave it straight back to them. We had one or two opportunities to go ahead, we hit the post and we had a chance from Josh Laurent from a set play and if we get the first goal then who knows. It might have sparked us into life, but as soon as they got the first goal, we sort of folded."

When asked what work will be done over the international break, he added: "A little bit of rest but also another reset. That could be the worst performance that I've seen since we've been here, it's probably one of the worst performances that I've ever been involved in since I've been a coach so got to reset and got to find a way to go again."