December 5 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Nathan Redmond remains confident he has made the right decision in choosing Norwich City to continue his footballing education.
The 19-year-old summer arrival from Birmingham City has attracted plenty of rave reviews – from Norfolk and beyond – since making his Premier League debut at the start of the season.
And while some pundits may have questioned whether Redmond would have been better off heading somewhere else, the man himself is comfortable in his new surrounds and working again with his former boss at St Andrews, Chris Hughton.
“Everyone in the town has been fantastic,” said Redmond. “I don’t think I could’ve moved to a better city. Birmingham is a big city and it’s got four or five clubs in there, and you know the fanbase will be a bit mix and match.
“But here you know it’s just Norwich City Football Club and this club means a lot to the people here. I think if you show you work hard for the club and for the team, then the fans will repay you with songs and you’ll get the praise when you come off the pitch.
“So it’s been really easy to settle here. I’ve had no problems, I just know I’m coming to work hard and play football.”
Redmond added: “He (Hughton) knows I have to be smart with the ball and he knows I have to change up my game a lot. And he knows what I can do going forward.
“Even the lads now never stop me running with the ball. They are always encouraging me to go forward as long as I do my share getting back covering.
“I’m allowed to express myself going forward and I take that into consideration, and make sure I don’t take it for granted.
“Being here, the town is lovely, the football club is amazing and there’s nothing here that is stopping me from improving my game.”
Chris Hughton admitted Norwich’s soft centre again contributed to their downfall as Luis Suarez inspired Liverpool to a 5-1 Premier League win on Wednesday night at Anfield.