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Christoph Zimmermann: It's my job to fight

23 February 2018

Christoph Zimmermann says the onus is on him to give everything for Norwich City ahead of Saturday's visit of Bolton Wanderers in the Sky Bet Championship.

The German centre-back had a busier midweek than most, finding the net away to Wolves before later performing defensive heroics with an unorthodox tackle using his head in the City box.

Speaking to the media on Friday about his brave interception at Molineux, Zimmermann said: "I midjusged a pass and didn't clear.

"Their striker got the ball and I tried to block the shot on the ground. The ball went close to my face and the quickest way was to head it.

"It was my mistake in the first place. It could have ended differently. If I wasn't prepared to put my body on the line, I wouldn't play in this league.

"There are better technical players than me."

With Daniel Farke's side in good form, the 25-year-old is keen to extend that run - and improve upon it - when Bolton head to Carrow Road.

"Our recent home form hasn't been too bad," he added.

"We are the favourites, but we know it will be a tough struggle. We need points to keep our run going.

"We've worked hard but taken just three points from three games. To score last-minute equalisers is good but, to me, they don't feel like wins.

"They were only draws. We want more points and to do that we have to win."


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