Nathan Redmond admits adjusting to Premier League life with Norwich City has not been easy

Nathan Redmond. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd.

Nathan Redmond. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd. - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Exciting young winger Nathan Redmond has admitted adjusting to the pace of the Premier League with Norwich City has not been easy for him.

The speedy 19-year-old has shown glimpses of top-level potential for the Canaries since his £3.2m summer move from Birmingham City, but has also had to remain patient following the return to fitness of Anthony Pilkington.

Redmond has started five matches so far for Chris Hughton's side and scored once, in what proved to be the match-winner during the 1-0 home win against Southampton at the end of August.

However the England Under-21 player has had to settle for trying to make an impact from the substitutes' bench during City's last four matches.

'I think it's been okay,' Redmond said of his start to Premier League life. 'I've enjoyed the step up and the challenge, and I'm just learning every game and every training session.

'I'm also getting a lot of experience as a new player on a new team. Coming up from the Championship it has been fairly difficult, but I think I've managed it quite well.

'Just the pace of the game and the quality of the players, everyone's on the same wavelength – that means you can get punished from one bad decision.

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'You just have to be mentally ready and concentration has to be 100pc every single game – I think that's the main thing, along with the pace.'

Redmond cited the 2-0 loss at Tottenham as his toughest test yet, playing on the left wing and facing up to attacking England right-back Kyle Walker.

'It was a good experience for me, I'd say, in terms of getting on with the defensive side of my game in terms of staying with the full-back all the way,' Redmond added, speaking at a photoshoot for the new Adidas Samba Pack football boots ahead of next summer's World Cup in Brazil.

'He gave me a good test and I thought I did quite well, as he really tested me out, so I'd definitely say Kyle Walker.'