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Ben Godfrey: The fans need to be as loud as possible at Spurs

3 March 2020

Ben Godfrey is urging Norwich City supporters travelling to Tottenham Hotspur for the FA Cup tie on Wednesday to be “loud for the full 90 minutes”.

A 9,000-strong travelling contingent will make the trip north London for the midweek fifth round clash. It’s set to be the largest away following for a City fixture since the Carabao Cup tie against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in October 2017.

Speaking exclusively to canaries.co.uk, Godfrey has urged the Canaries faithful to be in full voice.

“It’s great support, I think a couple of years ago the club took similar numbers to Arsenal as well. It does you wonders as a player - it gives you that extra yard.

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“They just need to make sure - this is a message from the players – that they’re loud for the full 90 minutes. It does make a huge difference.

“There is a lot of hunger in the group. The boys are desperate to get out there and perform and it’s a chance to win a trophy at the end of the day, play at Wembley as well and go down in history at the club.

“We’re all looking forward to it. It should be a good one – cup games are always exciting.”

After starting each of City’s first 17 games of the season, a knee injury sustained in the December draw at Leicester City brought an end to Godfrey’s run of appearances in Daniel Farke's Premier League XI.

He reflected on the “toughest two months” of his career to date: “I’ve never missed that long out through injury. It was tough to deal with and I was gutted about that.

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“Mentally I was on the up because I was coming back but when I came back, I got sent off [against Bournemouth]. You feel like you’re on a downer again.

“It’s an experience I’ve learned from, it’s made me stronger and playing two 90 minutes back-to-back recenty after that spell out, I feel really good physically.

“I worked really hard at the training ground to make sure I wasn’t not up to speed and I could slot straight back in if I was picked.”

City’s victory over Leicester City on Friday night was a crucial one in the battle for survival in the Premier League and Godfrey says it’s given the team a huge lift in confidence.

“It’s been tough for the boys because there has been quite a lot of times when we thought we definitely should have got more than what we have done.

“Obviously all that matters is points and the three points on Friday was long overdue - hopefully we can pick up many more in the last section of the season.

“Three points gave us a massive boost of confidence and we can take that into the game on Wednesday.”


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