Norwich City’s miserly streak is not just down to Timm Klose
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Crediting Norwich's new-found defensive resolve solely to the arrival of Timm Klose does not do his team mates justice, insisted Alex Neil.
City scrapped to a first away clean sheet of the season at West Brom and a second consecutive shut-out following the goalless home draw at Manchester City.
Swiss international Klose has been masterful in both outings but Neil expected nothing less from his January recruit.
'Yes he has made a difference and that is there for all to see. He has been a good signing for us who has improved with every game,' said the City boss. 'He has good experience, he is good on the ball with either foot, he can play left or right and he is a great lad to have in the changing room as well.
'But what we have done is really just tweak a couple of player movements, in the sense if the ball gets worked into a certain area we make sure we have three defenders in the box at all times, rather than getting dragged into wide areas.
'The main thing is when the ball comes into our box we are winning our headers, winning our tackles and the lads are covering for each other and making the right decisions. There was always a lapse in concentration that was costing us goals before but I sense a different intensity about the group at the moment.'