Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman accepts ‘the better team won’ at Carrow Road this afternoon, but still gave his players credit.
The Reds were beaten 3-1 by Norwich City
, Chris Burke scoring a consolation goal in the second half.
And Freedman believes it was a fair result.
The manager said: “I felt the better side won the game today. A lot of things didn’t go our way - losing the goals at their particular times didn’t help us and there were one or two missed opportunities in the first half.
“It was just too much to take today. But we refused to give in. The effort was there to keep on going. We scored a very good goal and I felt towards the last 10-15 minutes if we were to get another one the game would open up.
“Credit to them, they kept on going.”
An international break now looms large, with Forest next in action against Wolves on Good Friday.
And Freedman is delighted at the prospect of a break for his players.
He said: “For us it’s crucial. We’re missing bodies - the season’s caught up with us.It’s been very difficult mentally as well - a new manager coming in and setting different training methods.
“This will be a fantastic time to physically and mentally rest and then come back for a big push for the last month.”