Norwich city manager Chris Hughton has said that his side should improve a lot if they are to retain their Premier league status at the end of the season. Norwich recently appointed Chris Hughton as the replacement for Paul Lambert, who left for Aston Villa.

Chris Hughton was given a rude awakening to his first managerial job in the Premier league after some time. Norwich city managed to crumble in their own way and lose 5-0 in the first match against Fulham. Following the match, Chris Hughton has said that the defence of the side coupled with various areas should be improved as soon as possible if they are to not slip behind the relegation rivals.

Even though Norwich did extremely well last season under the guidance of Paul Lambert, they are not expected to be anywhere close to the top-10 finish. As a result, many are expecting Norwich to be struggling down near the bottom of the table due to the presence of the second season syndrome. Chris Hughton has said that a strong start is vital if they are to not struggle for the rest of the campaign, but they could not prevent a horrible performance against Fulham on the opening day of the season.

“We held our own in the first 25 minutes but the first two goals were poor to concede. You can’t put in a performance like we did against a team like Fulham and come away with anything other than defeat. The two goals hurt us in that first-half period. That changes things. Defensively we were not good enough and we need to get back to basics and look to make amends next week against QPR,” said Chris Hughton after the match. Norwich will be facing another relegation rival in the form of QPR, who also lost by the same margin.