City boss praises his players' patienceNEIL Adams says patience was the key in the Canaries’ 3-0 win over Brentford on Tuesday night.
City defended spiritedly in the face of some strong pressure from their hosts in the first period, but second half goals from Alex Tettey and Cameron Jerome (2) gave the winning scoreline a convincing edge.
“3-0 is a good result, I always felt we would win the game, I just thought it might take 60 minutes, 70 minutes or even 80 or 85,” he told Norwich City TV after the final whistle.
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“It was one of those games that if you’re going to achieve things in this division, you need to get a result from.
“The key is being patient, not throwing men forward and getting done at the back, but once we scored the first goal I thought we were outstanding again. It was a really emphatic result again at the end.
“They have good players and they’re well organised, but I just felt our quality shone through tonight.”
Adams praised the high quality of the goals that pushed his team to the top of the Sky Bet Championship table, with Nottingham Forest set to face Fulham on Wednesday.
“All three goals were excellent. If you look at Alex Tettey’s goal, there was great build up again and he slides it under the ‘keeper,” he added.
“Then Steven Whittaker puts in a sublime ball for Cam and he gets his head on it, and finally he tops it off with an absolute thunderbolt.
“It is nice to be sitting at the top of the tree. It’s the second time this season after we had at Ipswich for a few hours! We’ve got it for at least 24 hours this time, hopefully a lot longer. We’ll enjoy tonight, but then we’ll be thoroughly focussed on Saturday.”