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Alexander Tettey: We'll keep pushing and hope for the reward

10 January 2020

Norwich City midfielder Alexander Tettey insists there's no reason for the Canaries not to be confident they can get at least a point against Manchester United this weekend.

“I’m confident that if we keep on doing what we’re doing, we’ll either get a point or the win," he said. That’s my thought on it. We can’t stop what we’re doing, performing. Hopefully that little one percent or five percent we need to get the win will go our way.

"We need to keep doing what we’ve been doing, giving it our all in every game, pushing and pushing. When, as a team, you’re in the position we are, there’s no time to relax, we need to keep pushing and hoping for that reward.

"We know it’s going to be a tough game; we’re playing United. Whether they’re number one or number seven, its going to be a tough game anyway. That being said, I don’t think the pressure is on us, it’s on them, so we need to go there and do what we’ve been doing and just enjoy the occasion.”

Tettey, a Manchester United fan, fondly remembers his last visit to Old Trafford with Norwich City - a 2-1 win under Alex Neil in 2015. Tettey even got on the scoresheet.

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“That was a bit weird, it was a tough first 20 minutes. We have to get over that on Saturday, and once the game settles, hopefully we can play our normal game.

"Scoring there was strange, especially when you follow the team and watch almost all of their games, then you go there, get the win and score. It was a good day for the team and the fans, and a bit weird for myself playing against one of my favourite teams!”

Last time City played United things didn't go quite as smoothly, with the Canaries falling to a 3-1 defeat at Carrow Road in October. On the plus side, that game taught Norwich some lessons they can use going forward.

“They can hurt you at any moment. We have to be organised when we have the ball and when we don’t. We need to, hopefully, keep their strikers quiet and stop their counter-attacks. They play with a lot of pace in their front three, we need to be alert at any given moment.

"Ole Gunnar Solskjaer [who met Tettey through the Norway setup] is quite humble and likes to coach young players. He’s a nice person, and he wants to play fast forward football.”

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