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Norman: I take full responsibility

Earlier this week, Parramatta Eels Corey Norman incurred a breach notice as part of the Club’s disciplinary process.

Speaking on Big Sports Breakfast this morning (Thursday 31 May), Norman took full responsibility for his actions and was focused on moving on.

“I take full responsibility. It happened two weeks ago, we have dealt with it with Brad and Bernie since then and we have moved on,” Norman said on the Big Sports Breakfast this morning (Thursday 31 May).

“They are doing what they think is best and there are rules around what you can get fined for and at the moment, where we are at and how we are going, it probably isn’t too harsh. I will cop it on the chin and move on.”

“I am disappointed it happened, I have worked pretty hard over the last couple of years to get that stuff out of my game, so I am disappointed but I take full responsibility and wont shy away from it.” He added.

There has been plenty of off-field external media speculation of Norman’s future at the Club, but the half, who is still contracted until the end of 2019, was purely focused on putting his best foot forward in the back half of the year.

“I am contracted for another year here and I am worried about getting back on the field next week and playing this year out and having a better back half to the year. That’s all I am worried about and that’s all I can worry about to be honest,” Norman said.

“I still have another year here so if I can stay another year, that will be good, but I am worrying about things that only I can control.” He added.

“I am happy here and just worried about getting on the field next week and try get a few wins together this year.”

The Eels are preparing to take on the Knights in Round 13 at ANZ Stadium this week however Norman has been ruled out with a foot injury and will not be taking part in the clash.

Slumping to a 2-10 record halfway through the season, sitting bottom of the table, Norman said the Blue & Gold had to band together and fight their way off the bottom of the table.

“We have done it before when our points were taken away,” Norman said when asked of how the side can remain positive despite their win-loss record.

“We have to keep turning up for one another, do it for us and the fans. It’s not like we have been getting pumped every week, we just haven’t been taking our opportunities.”

“The boys are still in good spirits and we just want to win and get up off the bottom of the table.”

“The Knights didn’t have a good week last week but I guarantee they wont be turning up like that on Saturday. Last year they did a number on us at ANZ Stadium, so no doubt they will be ready to play.” He added.

The Eels kick off against the Newcastle Knights at ANZ Stadium on Saturday 2 June. Click through to purchase tickets to the clash.

Click here to hear the full interview with Corey Norman on Big Sports Breakfast.

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