Alex Tettey says Norwich City are ready to “give their all” when they visit AFC Bournemouth on Saturday.
The Canaries go into the match off the back of three straight defeats, but they could welcome back a number of players who’ve been out injured over the past few weeks.
Tettey could be one of them after missing the past two games with a quadricep injury and the veteran City midfielder is raring to go for the visit to the Vitality Stadium.
“When you haven’t won for three games, you always want get the next three points. We are all switched on for this weekend and ready to work,” he said to canaries.co.uk.
“The injury situation has been difficult. Since I’ve been at the Club, I’ve never experienced so many injuries.
“It’s been hectic at times to be fair but it’s part of football and you can’t complain about it too much. We always need everyone in the squad.
“The manager [Daniel Farke] hasn’t complained about it too much. We know we have the injuries but we’ve carried on in training and in the games. It’s always a good chance for others to play and show what they can do.”
Tettey is the oldest outfield player in the Canaries’ dressing room at 33 and he’s one of just five with previous Premier League experience before this season.
With that knowledge of the Premier League comes an added responsibility to guide top-flight newcomers through their first steps at this level and Tettey is enjoying the task.
“We’ve done alright so far. Most of the guys haven’t played Premier League football. We’ve had our ups and downs but some of the guys are still getting used to it.
“We have some young boys in the team and it’s tough for them to handle sometimes. Myself, Tim Krul and the senior players have quite a lot of experience at this level which helps.
“When we think we should mention something to the younger lads, we don’t hesitate.”
As for his fitness, Tettey says he has recovered from his quadricep injury and is ready if called upon this weekend.
“There’s been lots of training for me over the international break. A few of the injured guys had a bit more time to train and we are now ready to go this weekend.
“Touch wood, I can keep myself fit and work hard for the team in training and in the games if I’m needed.”