MY CANARIES WON’T FLAP, SAYS SURMAN
MIDFIELDER Andrew Surman reckons Norwich are about to find out just how tough the Premier League really is – but the Canaries are ready for the challenge.
Paul Lambert’s outfit gave Chelsea and Manchester United scares early on and nicked a point at Liverpool.
But they came unstuck at the weekend at Manchester City where they were hammered 5-1.
Promoted sides usually find the second half of the season much tougher and Surman admitted just beating the drop was the No.1 target.
He said: “People always say newly-promoted sides are riding the crest of a wave.
“After last season, when we got promoted, our confidence was high and you just have to see if you can keep that going consistently throughout the season.
“Maybe we’ve taken people by surprise. The teams that get promoted always get written off straight away anyhow.
“It’s been a great start – but it doesn’t mean anything if we get to the end of the season and we get relegated, so we have to keep getting as many points on the board as we can and keep that good start going.”
And the former Southampton man is convinced there’s enough quality at Carrow Road to make that happen.
He said: “I suppose if we get three or four injuries or suspensions, that would put a strain on any squad. But we have quite good strength in depth.
“If players do drop out, we’ve got other players to come in and do a job and then new players get their chance. Whoever comes in is capable of doing a job.”