Premier League: Norwich have themselves to blame for Cardiff defeat, says Alex Tettey
Norwich City midfielder Alexander Tettey believes they only have themselves to blame after losing 2-1 to Cardiff City.
By Ben Hampshire | @BH92
Last Updated: 02/02/14 7:25am
The Canaries took the lead in the fifth minute when Robert Snodgrass steered home Martin Olsson's cross from the left wing.
However, two goals in 70 seconds from Craig Bellamy and Kenwyne Jones secured Cardiff all three points.
Tettey concedes there was a despondent mood in the dressing room at full-time but admits it was their errors that ultimately cost Norwich.
"We are gutted to lose this game," he told Sky Sports.
"After a bright start, even in the second half when they were leading 2-1, we felt we could have won the game.
"But we made mistakes and I feel we are to blame for the defeat."
After taking an early lead, Norwich remained in the ascendancy and Tettey was eager to see his side continue where they left off.
"I think it was the start of the second half when we were talking about coming out and being bright again," he added.
"We made two mistakes and we have ourselves to blame for that."
Norwich had 27 attempts on goal during the match and Tettey admits the low conversion rate is becoming exasperating.
"It won't go in and it's very frustrating," he said. "When we played them at home it was almost the same game.
"We created a great amount of chances but we couldn't score.
"Today as well, maybe if we were more clinical we could have gone 2-0 up but to stand here feeling defeat is disappointing.
"We definitely have to get ourselves together for the next game."