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TETTEY ENJOYING MIDFIELD ALLIANCE WITH JOHNSON

28 August 2014

Promising pairing pleases Norwegian star

ALEX Tettey feels his combination with Bradley Johnson in the Canaries’ central midfield is a ‘natural fit’.

The duo have impressed in the early stages of the season, screening the back four effectively and both finding the net at the other end as City have flown out of the blocks with four wins out of five.

Ahead of this weekend’s visit of Bournemouth, Tettey spoke to the media about how much he enjoys playing next to the former Leeds United man.

“It’s good; he’s obviously made for this league! I call him ‘Iron Man’!” laughed the 28-year-old.

“When I play with him it naturally fits us, with both of us having almost a very similar way of playing. That gives assurances for the team and the back four.

“He likes playing games; he is physical, strong – all that stuff. He’s also a good player, so it’s good to play alongside him.”

Tettey says City just need to carry on the path they have trodden for themselves in order finish the campaign as successfully as they have started it.

“Everyone is working hard. Obviously we are one of the good teams in the Championship, so for me personally I am not that surprised although it is good to win,” he commented.

“You have to do something to win, and we are doing the right things now so we just need to keep doing what we are doing.

“We should just concentrate on winning games but we shouldn’t get carried away, let’s take it game-by-game and try and win.”

The Norway international has been named in their squad for next week’s friendly against England at Wembley, and is looking forward to potentially making his bow at English football’s showpiece stadium.

“I’m in the squad, if I’m going to play I don’t know,” he added.

“It’s a big game, big stage, always against England people watch. I’ve never played at Wembley so hopefully I’ll get some playing team that will be a huge thing for me so I’m looking forward to it.”

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