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Grant Hanley: We have still got more to give

19 January 2021

Grant Hanley says he and his Norwich City teammates are still working hard to improve and believes the best is still to come from them this season.

The 29-year-old captain scored in the 3-1 win over Cardiff City on Saturday to help record the club’s seventh win from the last nine league games. It was a victory that kept Norwich City four points clear at the top of the table and eight points ahead of third place Bournemouth.

However, Hanley says that doesn’t mean that the players think they have reached their top level yet ahead of Wednesday match at home to Bristol City.

“I think the main thing for us is we feel like we can still improve and we are still working on certain aspects of our game and, hopefully, the best is still to come from us,” he said.

“I think there have been games where we have not picked up the points that we wanted to. So, we can see ourselves being in an even better position than we are now, but that is football sometimes. We have scored a few late goals already this season that has picked us up important points. So, you have got to have a bit of give and take with it but, at the same time, our main focus is on our performances and if we maintain that level and continue to improve, a little bit each week or every game, then we have got a good chance.”

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Grant, whose full interview is available in Wednesday night’s matchday programme which you can purchase here, also says the mentality and togetherness in the dressing room is something that is serving Norwich City well. He says it is something that has been clearly worked on for a long time.

I think the atmosphere, the culture and the mentality is a big part of the club here and it is something the manager, Stuart (Webber, sporting director), the backroom staff and everyone has been working on for a long time,” he said.

“It doesn’t just happen you need to put the right people in the right places and have the right group of lads together. I think that is massive part of it and I’m sure everybody in the dressing room will tell you the same thing and that is that they absolutely love being at Norwich and they absolutely love coming into training every day. It is a great togetherness that we have got and that has been one of our strengths this year and has enabled us to push on and still manage to pick up points through challenging situations.”


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