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Max Aarons: It's great to see how quickly the team has gelled

21 November 2020

Max Aarons says everyone at Norwich City is delighted with how the new crop of players have settled in so quickly.

City brought in plenty of fresh faces in the summer and after their victory over Middlesbrough on Saturday, they moved to the top of the Sky Bet Championship.

Speaking to canaries.co.uk after the match, Aarons said: “Before the season, it was a new group. We’ve had lots of new players and you never know how quickly players are going to gel. A lot of the boys are still learning.

“We’ve got a real good foundation and we know we’ve got the quality for this league. To be sat top is brilliant for now but we just need to keep going.

“We knew coming into the game it would be tough. We knew we wouldn’t have many chances.

“They’ve [Middlesbrough] only conceded one goal in like six or seven games and we knew it would be tough.

“We weren’t at our best in the first-half and for a large part of the second-half but it’s the days when you’re not at your best and you still win that makes you successful.”

Aarons was involved in the game’s decisive moment after being fouled by Hayden Coulson in the penalty area. Teemu Pukki went on to score from the spot and see City head home with all three points.

“I thought it was a definite penalty. I tried to come inside and play a one-two. My touch took the ball a bit away from me and I managed to nip in before the defender.

“I felt contact and I think it was a definite penalty. The boss [Daniel Farke] talks about forcing penalties like that and I think that’s one thing I can add to my game with my pace and getting into the box. It’s something I’ve been working on.”


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