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Thursday, December 12, 2013
Norwich City had to deal with plenty of criticism before their relieving win at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday – but Michael Turner is confident they have gone some way to proving they are a better side than their critics believe.
Victory in the West Midlands helped lift Chris Hughton’s side a few notches up the Premier League table, but most usefully was the fact it ended a damaging run of results away from home that was piling pressure on City’s home form.
And while Turner wouldn’t argue with the fact the Canaries were having to deal with the criticism, he hopes they have provided the ideal response.
“People have written us off and we took criticism that we probably deserved after some of the bad results we have had,” said Turner. “We had a couple of huge setbacks but we have now showed as a group we will come back fighting. We have galvanised each other and stuck together.
“We have had some great results this year as well as some really bad ones, but hopefully we can take confidence from this and just go on from there.
“The lads will always stick together. It is hard when you have let in so many goals and sometimes you go out there thinking are we going to let in an early one?
“We have not really had the rub of the green away from home – but you make your own luck really.”
Turner is also delighted to see goalkeeper John Ruddy back to his imperious best.
“As a team to concede so many goals is disappointing so I dread to think what it is like for a goalkeeper letting in so many goals,” said Turner. “But it’s just one of those things and he has showed what a top class keeper he is.”