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Todd Cantwell: It's very easy to play with Teemu and Emi

19 December 2020

Todd Cantwell has praised his relationship on the pitch with teammates Emi Buendia and Teemu Pukki as Norwich City eased to a 2-0 victory over Cardiff City on Saturday.

The Canaries were in scinitliating form against the Bluebirds and took the lead in the first-half through Buendia's sixth of the season.

The Argentine turned provider in the second-half to feed Cantwell who fired an unstoppable effort past Alex Smithies to make sure of all three points.

Speaking to after the match, Cantwell said: "It was a really good performance. We created loads of chances and didn't take all of them and it's always worrying when it's only 1-0 but to clinch a goal at that point in the game really settled us down and confirmed the win.

"It's very easy to play with someone who's got the movement like Teemu has and it's also very easy to play with someone like Emi. We're genuinely on the same page."

Cantwell hadn't started a match for City since October 27 but returned to play the full 90 minutes at Carrow Road and he capped off a sensational individual display with a stunning goal.

"I've been building things up," he added. "I've come off the bench in the last couple of games and feel like I made a pretty good impact and had a good case to start today.

"The only way I can cement that is by performing and when you get the chance to start and I like to feel I did that today."

The result extended City's winning run to five and means they'll be top of the Sky Bet Championship at Christmas, but Cantwell says it's important for the team not to get too carried away. 

"It's no secret that we want to get straight back to the Premier League. Everyone has learned a lot from last year. It's really important for us to reach that again.

"It's important not to get to carried away. We're not even half way through and even though we're in a fantastic position, things can change very quickly."

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