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Mo Leitner: We showed great togetherness

2 September 2018

Moritz Leitner was pleased with Norwich City's display of togetherness as they came from behind to draw with Ipswich Town at Portman Road.

After Gwion Edwards' deflected strike had put Ipswich ahead, City roared back to equalise when Leitner picked his spot from distance and curled a beauty into the bottom corner.

Speaking to Norwich City TV afterwards, Leitner praised the team's work ethic and solidarity to come from behind in such a game.

"It was a really difficult game for us, as it always is in a derby," Leitner observed. "In the start of this season, our start has not been perfect.

"We've lost a lot of points but I think today I have to compliment the whole team on how we worked together, how we defended each and every situation. 

"We had a lot of unlucky situations even with Louis Thompson getting injured, Timm [Klose] getting injured and it was also Max's [Aarons] first time in a Championship game.

"But I think how we stayed together, worked together against the ball even when we had ten lads [with Thompson injured] - it was perfect.

"We made a good job, not a perfect job but we take one point with us back to Norwich.

"Of course you are a bit disappointed [to not win]. Before the game, we said we will play for the three points and we are a little bit disappointed.

"But like I said, we had some unlucky situations and we have to take the point and go on."

Leitner's strike was his first for City and he was pleased to open his account for the Canaries.

"I think it's not that important that I scored. It's just important that we scored together. Today it was me and I'm happy that I scored my first goal for Norwich.

"I hope to score a few more times but like I said, it's not important who scored."


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