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11 December 2015

Defender speaks ahead of Toffees clash

NORWICH City enter their Barclays Premier League game against Everton on Saturday (12:45pm) with confidence, according to Sebastien Bassong.

The Cameroon defender believes his side can make a swift return to their best form, following last weekend's disappointing 2-0 defeat at Watford.

Speaking to the media at Colney Training Centre on Friday morning, Bassong said: "It's a home game so there's no reason for us to doubt what we're going to do.

"We will focus on ourselves, first and foremost. They have good players but if we give a good team performance we can nullify them, which is what we're hoping for.

"A team like us needs to be 100 per cent together all of the time. We need to have a strong bond with each other to face moments when results aren't as we hoped.

"The manager always tells us we have to keep working, and keep believing. That's the message, and that's what we're doing."

City have already come up against Roberto Martinez's men this season, meeting the Toffees in the Capital One Cup Fourth Round at Goodison in October.

"We had a really good game versus a strong side, and took it to penalties," explained Bassong, who netted for the visitors before Leon Osman's goal forced extra-time.

"We'll try to replicate our performance, but it's going to be a totally different game. Everton are on a good run at the moment, especially Romelu Lukaku.

"He's a good striker but if you start worrying about who you're playing against then you're never going to sleep. Every single week we play against good strikers, so it's no different.

"Life will be different for us if we can reduce the number of mistakes we make. There isn't a player in football who doesn't make mistakes but our margins aren't as big as other teams."

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