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24 December 2015

United victory now in the past, says City midfielder

ALEX Tettey says Norwich City won't rest on their laurels when they face Tottenham Hotspur in the Barclays Premier League on Boxing Day.

The Canaries go into the game at White Hart Lane off the back of a superb victory away to Manchester United last time out, a result which lifted them out of the relegation zone.

However, speaking to the media at Colney on Wednesday, Tettey said: "For us, it's always about the next game, and that's Tottenham.

"We need to keep performing well to take points at this stage of the season. The games are close to each other which means you can move up the table quickly.

"Tottenham are a team who are always looking to be in the top four so it will be a difficult game. They are doing everything they can to be categorised as one of the big clubs in the league.

"It's good for them they're doing well but we want to build on what we did last Saturday. We've done well against the big teams this season so have to show that hunger again."

City's trip to Spurs marks the first of three games in the space of seven days, meaning a hectic festive playing schedule for the senior team.

"I've been here since 2012 so it's normal for me now, and it's a good tradition to have," the 29-year-old midfielder explained.

"It's almost a gift for people who love football; celebrating Christmas then going to watch matches. For the players it's different because you don't celebrate as much as normal people.

"For me personally, my family have already travelled back to Norway so it's all about playing and getting points. Our minds are fully set on Tottenham because we want to get something from the game."

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