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Timm Klose: We worked hard and stuck together

3 October 2018

Timm Klose praised the high-level performance from his team as City continued their unbeaten run in the Sky Bet Championship.

A header from Klose put City in front against Derby County in the 69th minute, however his goal was cancelled out minutes before the final whistle by Craig Bryson to end the game in a 1-1 draw and give both teams a point.

The result stretches the Canaries’ unbeaten run to eight games in all competitions. And Klose said it was a result they can be happy with. 

“We are a little bit gutted because we went in another game 1-0 up and we wanted to defend the whole thing but you have to give credit to the opponent, they are a really good team and they put a lot of pressure on us," he said. 

“We tried to defend everything but sometimes you concede an unlucky goal. I think we can be happy with one point.”

Klose’s goal was his first of the season and the City centre back said it was an enjoyable game to play. 

“It was a pleasure to play because I thought that two really good teams were on the pitch, and I think we played on a high level,” he said.

“It is always great to score, and now I have my first goal this season. I will try to continue like that and try to help the young lads and be a leader.”

The City defence weathered spells of dangerous attacking play from Derby, with Tim Krul also making a few crucial saves. And Klose said they were unlucky to concede so late on.

“It is always hard to concede a goal so late, but I turned around, looked at the lads and tried to push them because you know how it’s when you have a lot of unexperienced young players on the pitch, they might put their heads down and feel unhappy with the result. But I think a point away at Derby is a good result and that’s why I tried to push them until the end and I think we stuck together and did a really great job.

“It has been a tough couple of weeks because it has been game after game, especially for the young lads but also for me too. I think we can be very happy with what we have done so far but we still want to win our home games and that is crucial.”

Klose also spoke about the importance of fans' support both away and at home.

He said: “It’s great to see how they support us every game and they cheer us on and help us get through periods like we had today at the end. We want to give something back to them and if they try to push you, it makes you want to push the lads on the pitch and push yourself and give them the best performance you can pull out.

"It’s great to see all the fans travelling as well as at home and I think it gives us a really good push every time when we go out.”


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