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SNODGRASS OPENS SCORING ACCOUNT

3 September 2012

City forward delighted with equaliser at White Hart Lane

CITY striker Robert Snodgrass is delighted to have claimed his first Barclays Premier League goal especially as it earned a deserved point for the Canaries against Spurs.

Snodgrass, one of Chris Hughton’s nine summer arrivals, opened his scoring account for the Canaries with just five minutes to go at White Hart Lane, smashing home a left footed volley to cancel out Mousa Dembele’s earlier opener for Spurs.

But Snodgrass admitted that after he saw an earlier effort superbly saved by ‘keeper Brad Friedel, he wondered if his goal would ever come.

“You obviously think ‘is it going to come,” said Snodgrass, “When I had the chance last week and then the keeper pulls of a save like that, but as a footballer you just have to keep going.

“You can’t put your head down because it’s not about you. It’s about the team and about hard work, endeavour and I’m we did that. Any team watching that will see that Norwich are no pushovers and we’ve got to kick on from here.

“The goal was a fantastic moment. I didn’t think it was going to come in this game but you’ve just got to keep believing.

“For me to get on the score sheet was good, but to be honest it’s not about me. It’s a great point today, especially with the talent Tottenham have got on show.”

Snodgrass also praised his sides’ performances over the last couple of weeks to bounce back from City’s opening day defeat to Fulham, responding with an unbeaten run of three games.

“It’s great testament to the players,” said the Scottish international, “That first game at Fulham we know ourselves it wasn’t good enough. But as I’ve said many times before, we have got hungry lads, great competition and great togetherness.

“That drives you on. You want to do well for every one of these lads because they will be the first ones on your side and helping you along the way. That’s the way it is.

“You know you’ve done something right when you come away from White Hart Lane with that feeling (that you should have picked up all three points).”

Snodgrass now heads off to meet up with his Scottish teammates for their upcoming World Cup qualifying matches against Serbia and Macedonia.

“I’ve got to get back home for two important games coming up and to kick-off the World Cup qualifiers, but first and foremost there was the job to do for Norwich.” said Snodgrass.

“You want to kick on of course, and this was a great point, but the feeling is that we should’ve won that game. It’s now two weeks for us and the manager (before the home game with West Ham). The window has closed so he’s got the players he wants and I’m sure he will be trying to stress to the lads that we need to start picking up three points.”


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