Norwich city’s Robert Snodgrass has failed to score in eight matches for the club, but this will not deter his confidence according to the 26-year-old. Apart from failing to score from open play, Snodgrass also failed to score a penalty in the match against Aston Villa. Norwich went on to lose this encounter 1-0 and he was heavily criticised for taking the penalty ahead of experienced Ricky van Wolfswinkel. Despite the setbacks, Snodgrass is confident that he will return to scoring ways in the Premier league in order to help Norwich avoid relegation.
Despite spending a lot of money in the summer, Chris Hughton has been unable to get his team away from the relegation zone. After having taken just two wins in the opening nine matches, Norwich are 18th in the table with eight points on board. Scoring goals has been a major problem for the club this season, as they have found the back of the net on only five occasions. Snodgrass has said that he is doing well in other aspects of the game, but he has to improve his assists and goals.
Even Chris Hughton admitted that he was a little surprised that Snodgrass took the penalty ahead of van Wolfswinkel, who is a much more experienced player when it comes to penalties.
“I’ll keep going. That’s one thing about myself – I’ll roll my sleeves up and keep going. I don’t care what people say. The physical side of my game – I know I’m hitting the stats I want to hit, but I want more assists and goals. At the Bury game (in the League Cup, two matches earlier) it was me and Johan Elmander on the penalties. There was no conversation at all that said Ricky was on the penalties. At the time I felt confident. I’ve scored penalties before and I thought I could take it,” said Snodgrass.