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CITY v MILLWALL: OLSSON ON 'STRONGER' CANARIES

24 December 2014

Olsson: 'We've learned a lot'

NORWICH City’s 5-0 win over Huddersfield Town in their last outing at Carrow Road was a ‘turning point’ with regards to their home form, according to defender Martin Olsson.

Neil Adams’ men romped to victory against the Terriers, scoring five second half goals, but it was only their second win in seven on familiar turf.

Ahead of the Boxing Day visit of Millwall, Olsson says the players have adapted well in the face of some challenges in the Sky Bet Championship.

“We try to play attacking football but we know that other teams want to sit back and try to counter-attack us. We’ve learned a lot from the beginning of the season to now, so we’re a different team,” he said at Wednesday’s press conference.

“If Millwall come and sit back – well that’s what we’ve been practising in training, trying to break teams down. If they do that, hopefully we’ll be ready for it and hopefully we can get three points.

“Even before I think we were playing some good football, but we were just a bit unlucky. As a team now, we look a lot stronger and more solid. We’ve shown that in the last couple of weeks and in the last couple of games, so it’s looking good.

“I think that was a turning point maybe, the 5-0 game.”

Olsson was philosophical about the Canaries’ position in the table – seventh with Friday’s game marking the halfway stage – but insists their minds are solely on Millwall and then the trip to Reading, which comes two days later.

“We’re just going to focus on these two games and hopefully we’ll get away with six points,” he added.

“We’ve been working hard in training and we feel a lot fitter now than we did at the beginning of the season, so it shouldn’t be any problem.

“We’re not too many points behind, and there are many games left. If we go on a good run now and other teams start losing points, then we’re right up there. We’ve just got to think about ourselves but we’re not far off.”

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