Ollie Norwood was in no mood to beat around the bush as he assessed the Blades’ performance against Watford.
The former Northern Ireland man was once again at the heart of things for United. Norwood getting his first Premier League goal by tucking away a penalty in the first half.
Alongside John Lundstram and John Fleck, Norwood has been instrumental for the Blades this term. However, despite taking a point from the game, Norwood was unhappy with what he and his side produced yesterday.
“We weren’t at the levels we have set this year. And it showed. It’s a frustrating one,” Norwood said following the game (Sheffield Star).
“It was a disappointing day. But, we came out of it with a point and we move on”.
The Blades skipper had a decent enough game himself. Despite seeing his team look sluggish at times, Norwood was his usual busy self in the middle of the park.
But he admitted that things had to be better, especially with two tough away games at Man City and Liverpool to come.
“We have to be better to pick up results. We set those standards since the start of the season. Since we began in the Premier League.
“We didn’t do well enough out there this time,” Norwood added.
Saying it as it is
There was a sense from Norwood’s comments that this is what most Sheffield United fans thought.
Watford, like Newcastle a few weeks back, came with a gameplan and it worked at times. The Blades lacked the cutting edge needed at the top of the field.
However, it’s certainly not a time to panic. The next two games are essentially a free hit for the Blades. Nobody expects Liverpool or Man City to slip up against Chris Wilder’s men. Therefore, they can go out and play with the freedom to try and get a result.
Ollie Norwood will be keen to move on from Watford. As will we expect, most Blades fans.