Goss - Norwich City back where they belong

Norwich City is 'back where it belongs' according to Canaries legend Jeremy Goss, who is backing the club to thrive in the top flight on the same principles that took them to consecutive promotions.

Goss, who was a key member of the Norwich City side that was a founder member of the Premier League in the 1992/93 season, expects City to be one of the surprise packages thanks to the collective spirit that has been established at Carrow Road since manager Paul Lambert took over.

While they may not have the superstars of some of the other sides, Goss believes the sum of their parts will not only be enough to keep them in the Premier League, but also take them to a top 10 finish.

'There isn't one outstanding, what we used to say in my day, 'big time charlie' in the team,' said the 46-year-old, who has been impressed by the arrival of six new signings at Carrow Road this summer. 'They have got a real collective atmosphere and a team spirit that's second to none.

'If you mix that with the good quality players they have got then you create success. What will take them forward will be exactly the same qualities that have got them to the Premier League in the first place.

'By having players who have got passion and soul for Norwich City Football Club.

'But the turnaround is unbelievable. Two years ago it was desperate, it was sad, the fans were going crazy and rightly so. Here we are now two years later and, as if by magic, we are in the Premier League. This is a Premier League club and the club is back where it belongs.'

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Goss acknowledged that the Premier League is a very different place to the one he plied his trade in for the Canaries under Mike Walker.

The chasm between the top flight and the Football League has grown and it shows no sign of being bridged.

'There are huge differences. In the early nineties it was the start of the Premier League and it was new, it was creative, it was brash but it was the introduction of huge money as well. Players are superstars and the hype surrounding football in today's world is extreme to say the least.

'I think money has taken over dramatically in the last 18 years and it's the only place to be.'