I've never given up in my career and will continue because I am a fighter, asserts Claudio Ranieri

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Ranieri insists he will not give up

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I've never given up in my career and will continue because I am a fighter, asserts Claudio Ranieri

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SportsCafe Desk

01/22/2022

Watford boss Claudio Ranieri has insisted that he will be in charge of Watford as he has never given up in his career and will continue to do so as he is a fighter. Watford suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Norwich on Friday which has added pressure on the Italian to turn things around.

Watford hosted Norwich City at Vicarage Road on Friday in a contest that was primed to contribute heavily to the relegation race. Josh Sargent opened the scoring for the away team in the 51st minute as he managed to put the ball into the net with an improvised flick. The American then headed home from a good cross put into the box by Milot Rashica in the 74th minute. 

Emmanuel Dennis was shown a second yellow card four minutes later for a high foot on Max Aarons as the Hornets finished the final twelve minutes with ten men. Norwich sealed the result of the game as they added a third in added time as Juraj Kucka diverted a ball from Adam Idah past Daniel Bachmann for an own goal.

The result sees the Hornets slip into the relegation zone for the first time this season and manager Ranieri was quick to claim that he wouldn't give up on turning their fortunes around.

"I don't go away. I want to continue because I am a fighter. I've never given up in my career. I have to say sorry to the fans. I told the players to ignite the fire. The second half after the goal, we disappeared. Maybe we played better with 10 than 11. Now we must pick up the players who have heart like (Tom) Cleverley and (Moussa) Sissoko. Only the players with the fight can help us survive. We have to change our mentality. We cannot carry on in this way. I want players who can play with passion and heart," the Italian told Sky Sports.

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