Striker speaks after match winning Bolton braceCAMERON Jerome enjoys playing a central role in Norwich City’s successes in whatever capacity.
The striker scored twice and earned the Man of the Match award in Friday night’s 2-1 win over Bolton Wanderers.
He says as long as the team is getting results, though, he is content to fulfil any role.
“I’m happy to contribute to the team, whether I’m scoring goals or creating goals or just causing problems and being a menace,” the 28-year-old told Norwich City TV after the game.
“As long as the team has benefited from it then I’m always staking a claim to be in the side.
“It was obviously important to get three points. We’ve had a couple of disappointing results the last two or three weeks, and it was important we got back to winning ways.
“It gives us a bit of confidence and a huge boost too.”
Jerome’s first goal at Carrow Road came after he latched onto a through ball from Jonny Howson, and he added that he enjoyed playing with the midfielder in a more advanced position.
“He’s got great energy and great awareness. I said to him that if anything is up towards me, just for him to get in and around me and he steered me for the one two,” he said.
“It was a great ball from Jonny, and once I was away I was confident I was going to score.”
Jerome was treated for a gash on his knee in the first half but he revealed that it won’t bring issues in the long term.
“I told the referee that I thought it was a foul. I was in front of the guy and he kicked me in the back of the knee, I got a little cut but it’s nothing to worry about,” he commented.
“It’s part and parcel of it. You’re going to get little knocks and bruises. I got one against Sheffield Wednesday, you’ve just got to dust yourself down and get on with it.”