Neil retains survival belief

Norwich boss Alex Neil is confident his side can avoid the drop but stressed they can only blame themselves if they go down.

Norwich: Neil retains survival beliefNorwich: Neil retains survival belief

The Canaries head to Swansea on Saturday looking to climb out of the bottom three, with Norwich currently in 18th place but level on points with Sunderland immediately above them.

Norwich have managed to secure just one point in their last eight games but Neil feels results haven’t necessarily reflected performances, and as such he insists they can pull clear of danger.

“I am a big believer in that you make your own luck. I am not sitting here saying we would not be in this position if were not for the (refereeing) decisions – we are in this position because we have not won enough games, it is as simple as that,” Neil told reporters.

“In recent weeks we have been performing well, and if you keep doing that and making chances, then the results should follow.”

The Swans moved six points clear of Norwich with a surprise win at Arsenal in midweek and Norwich can drag them back into trouble if they take all three points at the Liberty Stadium.

Neil has stressed it is not down to other teams to do Norwich any “favours” in the relegation dogfight and he insists it is the Canaries’ own responsibility to retain their top-flight status regardless of results elsewhere.

He added: “We need to win games to save ourselves, we can’t rely on other people, so I am not thinking ‘why did Arsenal not win?’.

“It is not up to Arsenal to do us any favours. It is up to us.

“If we win games, then we give ourselves a chance, but if we don’t win games, then it is not because of anybody else’s fault, it is because of our own.”

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