Chris Hughton insists everyone at Norwich are "pushing in the right direction"
Chris Hughton insisted everyone at Norwich is "pushing in the right direction" after Sunday's 1-0 win over Tottenham.
Last Updated: 24/02/14 6:57am
Robert Snodgrass' 47th-minute winner secured a valuable three points for the Canaries and eased the pressure on Hughton after chief executive David McNally had admitted the club would be "delinquent" not to be casting around for alternative managerial candidates.
And Hughton admitted he hopes Norwich's "best performance of the season" could help save his job and keep Norwich in the Premier League.
"We were very good at Stoke away, we were very good at Chelsea, and Man United for 45 minutes was arguably our best, but this was our best performance I think," he said.
"We all accept we're getting into the part of the season when the pressure's on. We've certainly been very good for the last three games. That's a wonderful standard to see.
"We just need to alleviate a little bit of this pressure on ourselves, by perhaps getting the goals that can do that.
"What gives me confidence is we have a really good group of players who work hard, and the training ground is a good place to be.
"I speak to the chief executive on a very regular basis, we speak about lots of things. One thing I can guarantee is that everyone is pulling in the right direction here," he added.
"As manager of this football club you have to go with the ups and downs, the disappointments and the highs, and you have to get on with your job.
"You have to do what you have to, and that's get the best results you can.
"I think perhaps what I accepted was that it was a very long interview, and of course there were an awful lot of positives that were said in that interview that were ultimately not picked out.
"Part and parcel of the game is you have to get on with the job, and ultimately you'll always be judged on results, and that's very much what we're doing here."
Asked about McNally's remarks, Snodgrass said: "He's got a job to do. The points are what he wants. He wants points on the board and we haven't done that. I'm delighted, it's a massive three points today."
Snodgrass made the second-half breakthrough with a fine finish, and team-mate Bradley Johnson hit the underside of the Tottenham bar with a thunderous free-kick late in the game.
"Every one of the boys were terrific," Snodgrass said on Sky Sports 1HD. "The performances in the past three to four weeks have been terrific.
"All the lads have been scratching our heads because we've been shooting ourselves in the foot with silly goals we've conceded."