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13 February 2016

Canaries pegged back from two goals ahead

SEBASTIEN Bassong feels Norwich City demonstrated the right approach for much of their 2-2 Barclays Premier League draw with West Ham United at Carrow Road on Saturday, despite ultimately surrendering a two-goal lead.

Strikes from Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan had seemingly put the Canaries in control, only for a quickfire double salvo from Dimitri Payet and Mark Noble to draw the Hammers level.

Speaking to Norwich City TV after the game, Bassong pointed to the positives, and said: "We're frustrated because we deserved to be 2-0 up having worked hard.

"All of a sudden, having managed the game, things change. You can't take credit away from West Ham, but we obviously didn't do enough to win.

"Going into the game we felt confident, and that showed on the pitch. Afterwards we're disappointed; there are still some things we need to correct as we should have managed things better.

"If we show that overall mentality though, and that drive, we can have hope."

The result saw City arrest a run of five consecutive league defeats, with Bassong again joined in central defence by January recruit Timm Klose.

The 29-year-old Cameroon international feels that partnership is continuing to develop, and added: "Timm has just arrived in England but he's a good player.

"He's going to bring experience from playing in Germany and has adapted to football here really quickly, which is encouraging. It's about communication, whoever plays in central defence,"  

"We've just got to try and correct things in order to keep going. A lot of what we can take today is really positive and if we carry on that way I'm sure things will be good."

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