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‘I’m not demanding it!’ – The armband is one thing for midfielder, buying into City’s project is another

PUBLISHED: 15:06 03 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:08 03 May 2018

Alex Tettey is fully on board with Norwich City's new direction - and he signed a new two-year deal to prove the point. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Alex Tettey is fully on board with Norwich City's new direction - and he signed a new two-year deal to prove the point. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Alex Tettey knows the rules Norwich City will play by next season in the Championship – but he isn’t banking on his new contract also coming with the Canaries’ captaincy.

The former Norwegian midfielder Alex Tettey signed a new two-year Norwich City deal this week and has recently skippered the side, with Ivo Pinto waiting in the wings and Russell Martin on loan at Rangers.

“I’ve been captain a couple of times,” he said. “It’s a proud thing to do, especially when you are a foreign player at an English club. But as well, if I don’t have the armband that’s fine with me. I’m not demanding it!”

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Tettey added: “It’s a new project for the club. They are taking another direction. Since I’ve been here things have been great – Premier League, being in the Championship and going up.

“Financially it’s been good and it’s not going to be that any more. I understand that. That’s why I’ve signed and not left. Hopefully with a core group that understands the way we are going to go, with everyone buying into it, that will be a good thing as well.”

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