Voices on the game... Norwich City
Wed 22 January 2020, 11:59|Tottenham Hotspur
We've the ideal 'voice' for our latest 'voices on the game' feature ahead of this evening's Premier League clash against Norwich City at the new stadium (7.30pm) as Paul McVeigh, a striker who featured for both clubs, joins Jose Mourinho and Daniel Farke...
Former striker, Spurs, Norwich and Northern Ireland
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"If Spurs click, they’re beating anyone at the new stadium with the attacking talent, the speed and the quality that they have - it really is an exceptional attacking line-up when they’re in full flow. Home advantage probably means they’re favourites to win the match but Norwich know that if they keep it tight for as long as they can, getting a result against Spurs would be such a massive confidence boost because it does give them that belief."
"Even though Norwich are bottom of the league, it’s not like they’re 10 points adrift. Nobody from a Norwich perspective thought this was going to be an easy season and obviously that’s how it’s turned out. I think that Norwich are still giving themselves a fighting chance of staying up and they’ve still got some really good players in there. It will probably be a sign of the talent in their team that if Norwich do get relegated, I would imagine there will be at least three or four players who would be of interest to other Premier League teams. You just have to look at Max Aarons at right-back, even Jamal Lewis at left-back, Todd Cantwell...they’re all really good young players. Teemu Pukki is such a goalscorer in form at the moment so they’ve got some good players and it’s just a question of ‘can they produce enough to keep them in the Premier League?’"
Head Coach, Tottenham Hotspur
"Norwich will come to win. I know Norwich are in their fight, they come from a positive victory and they will try to get their points. The full-backs are good, they attack, the wingers come to the inside, they also have a very good inside game, the striker looks for that ball all the time and in the face of the goalkeeper, he’s very cool. I like the team and when I say I’m confident about us, it’s just that I’m confident about us, not that I’m expecting an easy match from them. You look to the Premier League table and two victories or two defeats will make a huge difference to the teams in the relegation fight, win two matches and they come out of it. Teams fighting for top four or six, lose two matches and you drop back, win two and you go back up. Every game has a meaning."
Head Coach, Norwich City
"We are respectful, we know we face a top-class club. They have top-class players and such a successful coach. But we've shown we can win points against any opponent. We have to be realistic. When you get promoted into the best league in the world, you have to handle the expectations a little bit. We had the biggest injury crisis of all our competitors at this level as well. We didn't have a lot of luck. We know it will be a big sensation, maybe a miracle that we stay in this league. I've been involved in relegation battles. I know what it's like. It shows the character and personality of the players. We were praised a lot last season for that and we've showed it again this season. We have unbelievable togetherness and team spirit."
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