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Jamal Lewis: Support was amazing against Newcastle and we want more

23 August 2019

Jamal Lewis hopes the Carrow Road crowd can carry on their support for the team into Saturday’s game against Chelsea.

The home support was crucial in Norwich City’s victory over Newcastle United last weekend and Lewis wants more of the same, if not better, against the Blues.

“The fans were amazing last week, that was probably up there with the best atmospheres I have been a part of at Carrow Road,” Lewis said.

“It was amazing, they really did play their part so I just want to say thank you to them as well.

“It’s cliché but it is like having a 12th man on the pitch. You’re not afraid of making mistakes as they get behind you, they’re applauding everything that you do.

“It’s amazing to have that kind of atmosphere and to know you’re stepping into that every home game makes everything feel so much better.”

After their promising performance at Liverpool on the opening weekend didn’t perhaps yield the right result, Lewis said it was pleasing to get off the mark last Saturday against the Magpies.

“Obviously it’s a relief, you want to get three points on the board early doors, and we knew it was going to be a tough task on the opening game against Liverpool.

“And to get points against Newcastle, a team that’s been in the Premier League for a few years now. It’s a big team and it was a good feeling.

“It gives you a little bit of a breathing space to keep playing your football, to be confident and not be afraid to take risks, just to keep at the task at hand and keep pushing for more points on the board in the coming weeks.”

Lewis also says there’s a feel-good factor around the team at present.

“You can see it in the training week that there has been a lot of hard work and smiles and just a feel good factor around the place like the most of last season which has carried onto this season and it’s been a process that I’ve been part of that I’m so grateful for and we just need to keep going.”

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