Boss on City's scope
Paul Lambert admitted he does not know how far he can take Norwich after City were handed a 3-0 home defeat by Liverpool.
The Canaries' survival in the Premier League has now officially been confirmed by QPR's heavy defeat yesterday at Chelsea.
But the next stage of the City's development was tough for Lambert to forecast following his side's comprehensive defeat to Kenny Dalglish's men.
"I don't know how far Norwich can go, I really don't. I don't know," he said. "What I know is in the last few years the club has had a lot of success but you're competing in a different ball game in this league, that's for sure, because the finances dictate you have to try to compete with everybody else.
"The top ones, on a given day, you can compete with them but over the course of the season you won't. That's the reality of it because we're always playing catch-up at the minute, that's the hard thing."
Norwich's home record against the top six this season has seen them pick up four points courtesy of a 4-2 win over Newcastle and a goalless draw with Chelsea.
And away from Carrow Road, Lambert's side have been beaten at both Manchester clubs, Newcastle and Chelsea with their only success coming against Spurs.
The Canaries visit Arsenal in their final away game of the campaign next week.