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Jamal Lewis: We dug in for that victory

28 February 2020

Norwich City full-back Jamal Lewis was delighted with the team’s performance against Leicester City on Friday evening.

“It’s a great performance from the lads, from Tim [Krul] all the way up to [Teemu] Pukki," he said. "We knew we had to get something out of the game to give us up for the season, so I’m just really glad that we got the three points.”

Striking a half-volley to perfection for City’s game-winning goal was immense feeling and Lewis says he’s still keen for more.

“I’d obviously love more; I feel like I need to get into those positions a little bit more to help the team.

“Me and Max [Aarons] always joke around and say that we need to get on the end of each other’s crosses to help each other get our stats up.

“It felt great to bring three points home and for it to be a clean sheet and my goal, just a perfect performance.”

“The boys were talking about it this week, where we could’ve improved against Wolves, on and off the ball.

“The lads really dug in from every position, the boys were great. I think the manager will be really happy with that performance.”

Having his goal assisted by Max Aarons, Lewis says he’s hoping it’s the start of more goal contributions for the full-back pairing.

“Last year we contributed to a lot of goals and we were a little bit disappointed that we haven’t contributed this season.

“It’s obviously a tougher league and we understand it’s going to be harder to get forward and get to them positions, but we feel like we should create a lot of chances for our team because of how we play in our attacking style.

“Hopefully we can end the season with a flourish.”

After a period of absence from the pitch, Lewis gave credit to fellow full-back Sam Byram for his performances over the weeks, but is grateful for the opportunity to come back into the squad.

“It was great, I was happy with my start of the season. Obviously, with a little bit of illness and injury problems around November time I came out.

“Sam [Byram] has played unbelievably well. I’m just glad I got my opportunity to show the fans what I could do and hopefully I can end the season well in strong form.”

After a disappointing performance against Wolverhampton Wanderers just last weekend, Lewis believes the win was the ideal way to react.

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