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ALEX TETTEY: THIS IS FOR THE FANS

29 May 2015

Midfielder credits 'fantastic' City support

ALEX Tettey has thanked the Norwich City supporters for their role in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final success over Middlesbrough at Wembley Stadium.

The Canaries were backed by approximately 40,000 fans at England's showpiece football arena, where goals from Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond secured promotion to the Premier League.

Victory was met by wild celebrations both in the stands and on the pitch, and afterwards Tettey said: "I was so happy to win for the fans because they were fantastic - even better than against Ipswich.

"To see so many of them gave us the extra power to go there and do our best. It was unbelievable, and I was so happy I gave them a little bit of a dance!

"Now I understand why they say it's the best way to go up. I am very happy, and the group is very happy.

"We'll have a break then come back to the Premier League. It's going to be a tough league to be in and win games, but we are just really happy at the moment."

Having spent two seasons in the top-flight since arriving at Carrow Road from Rennes in 2012, the Norwegian midfielder is already eagerly anticipating an immediate return to the division.

City will find out their opening day opponents on Wednesday, 17 June, and the 29-year-old admitted: "To be back in the Premier League is fantastic.

"That's why I came to Norwich, but now I can take the experience of having played in the Championship too. I will take that with me because it is a hard league to get up from and to do that at the first attempt is very good.

"Most of the squad have experience because they have played in the Premier League, so the team has the foundation to be there."

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