Cameron Jerome warns Norwich City are no pushovers in the Premier League

Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome knows what is at stake in the Premier League for the Canaries. P

Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome knows what is at stake in the Premier League for the Canaries. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Cameron Jerome is confident Norwich City have proved they are not Premier League pushovers.

The Canaries head to Chelsea this weekend looking to build on a home win against Swansea prior to the international break that ended a run of four straight top flight defeats.

'It was time to stand up and be counted. There is no hiding place when you are losing games,' he said. 'When you win it is quite easy with people singing your praises to take the accolades on board, but when you lose games you are in the spotlight for a different reason - not just you as players but the manager.

'It is too easy to roll over and feel sorry for yourself. This is a ruthless league and it will punish you, but we have to keep believing and keep doing the things that got us here in the first place.'

Jerome and the rest of Alex Neil's squad know the stakes are high ahead of a new Premier League multi-billion broadcast deal next season.

'We know the financial aspect and how important it is to stay in the Premier League, with the money being bandied about at the minute. That doesn't bring any extra pressure,' he said. 'The club is in a healthy state, in terms of no debt, so as players we want to be competitive and stay up. We have a squad capable of doing that and a manager who is desperate to be successful.

'The Premier League is unpredictable. That is what makes it one of the best leagues in the world. You have the big teams spending ridiculous money and the little teams who are causing surprises, the likes of Crystal Palace and Leicester. There are always one or two surprise packages who have a fantastic season and are right up there and then you get a big team struggling and that, unfortunately, is Chelsea at this moment.'

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