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Sam Byram: We'll continue to play our way

27 September 2019

Norwich City full-back Sam Byram says the team will continue to stick to their principles no matter who they come up against.

The Canaries travel to south London to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday as they aim to bounce back from last weekend's defeat at Burnley.

Head Coach Daniel Farke has always reiterated City will attack all opponents they face and Byram agrees that should be no different against the Eagles.

"Everyone from sixth place and below are trying to take points off each other," he said. "Being a newly promoted side, people would assume that we’ll be near the bottom, which is not necessarily true.

"Palace want to stay in the Premier League like we do. We need to approach every game with the same mindset – that it’s a new task, a different challenge, and a chance to gain points.

"Crystal Palace will have the same mindset as us. It’s a new game and a new opportunity for points. They’ll be as up for it as we are. They have good players with an experienced manager, so it will be a tough test for us.

"We did so well against Man City that everyone expected us to beat Burnley, but it’s a completely different game against a completely different side and away from home.

"They’re a solid, structured team. It’s a hard place to go. We had a different game plan for that game. It didn’t work out how we wanted it to but there’s another chance this weekend to pick points up. It’s a different test and one we’re more than ready for."

Byram has started the last two for City, deputising for Max Aarons who has been absent through injury, and the former West Ham defender says he is enjoying his time with the Club so far.

"Life in Norwich is a lot more peaceful than Leeds and London! I’m originally from York. I lived there for a while and it’s pretty similar to that, so I’ve settled in relatively quickly.

"London life is more hustle and bustle with the traffic, but I’m enjoying living here. It’s a nice city.

"There are a lot of players my age or a few years younger. I wasn’t too sure before I came if there would be a divide in the group because there are a lot of foreign players, but it’s the complete opposite.

"We’ve got a lot of German players who all speak good English. There’s a real togetherness. Getting promoted together helps that. They’re all really nice characters and personalities so that helps."


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