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22 October 2012

Defender happy to be in the same team as Holt

FOLLOWING City’s fantastic win over Arsenal in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday, Sebastien Bassong has admitted he’d rather be playing with Grant Holt than against him.

The skipper netted the winning goal in the 1-0 win at Carrow Road to drag Chris Hughton’s side out of the relegation zone and secure a first league win of the season in the process.

Bassong, who also performed brilliantly in defence alongside Michael Turner, told Canaries Player: “When you play against Holt, he’s such a beast. 

“He’s so annoying, always running at you, will never leave you alone, so I’d rather have him in my team than against me!

“I’m very proud about the result and the team today. We did very well and we worked our socks off to get the great result at the end.”

There were impressive performances all over the park for City, and Bassong admits that the team were spurred on by the electric atmosphere created by the Norwich City crowd.

“The crowd was lifting the roof off the stadium and it was really good to play in, and it helps us have a good go. It was such a good atmosphere

“At the end of the game we were exhausted as we worked really hard, but we know that’s what we’ve got to do to get a result against such a good team. 

“I thought we deserved it from the start and I’m really happy.

“Defensively we were really solid, and from the front all the way to the ‘keeper we worked as a unit and that’s what gave us strength. 

“I was alongside Turner and he played really well today. I think the most important thing is that we kept a clean sheet.

“We really needed it because we’ve been working so hard from the start of the season and that’s our first win. All of us at the club, and the staff, and the manager deserved that win and we’re really happy to get it against Arsenal.”

To watch the interview on Canaries Player click here.

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