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Tom Trybull: We believe and our supporters believe

11 June 2020

Tom Trybull says it's important for Norwich City's first-team squad and supporters to have full belief in their mission of staying in the Premier League and progressing in the FA Cup.

The Canaries are busy preparing for their first game back after the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to the domestic season.

City face Southampton at Carrow Road next Friday (6pm UK) and Trybull says the squad is still confident heading into the tasks ahead.

"It’s not going to be easy but I’m positive," he said. "We have a good spirit in the team and we’ve shown already during the season what we’re capable of and that we can always surprise.

"The supporters should believe in us and I’m pretty sure they do. They should stay positive because we are only six points behind [safety]. That’s not a lot.

"If we get a good start, anything is possible."

Trybull admits there's plenty of excitement within the City first-team about the return of professional football to England.

"After a long time, it feels good, very good. We are all happy to be back on the pitch after almost three months.

"We are getting closer to the return. I’m very excited – we did a lot of running over lockdown and it’s been nice to get the ball back at our feet."

The upcoming Premier League fixtures will be staged behind-closed-doors and Trybull is unsure how the absence of supporters inside Carrow Road will affect proceedings.

"It’s different situation and different circumstances but as a club, we cannot complain. Our task is to stay in the league. Nobody knows at the moment how having no fans will affect the team.

"But we have to take the situation, no one really knows what it’s like to play and official game behind-closed-doors. It’s the same situation for everyone.

"At the end of the day, there’s a pitch with two goals. We have to try to get as many points as possible in the final nine games. That’s our target."

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