Alex Tettey frustrated at Norwich City’s inability to do themselves any favours

Alex Tettey returned to Norwich City action in Cardiff at the weekend.  Picture by Tom Smith/Focus Images Alex Tettey returned to Norwich City action in Cardiff at the weekend. Picture by Tom Smith/Focus Images

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
8:28 AM

Alex Tettey hopes Norwich City’s season will not come down to tense must-win games – but admitted they have done themselves no favours in trying to avoid last season’s fate.

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The Canaries’ campaign has been dogged by winning games only when deemed necessary, rather than when a three-point haul would earn breathing space from the Premier League drop zone.

The trend continued with defeat in Cardiff on Saturday – and makes for a tough afternoon when Manchester City visit Carrow Road this weekend.

“That’s exactly it – it reminds me a little bit of last season, where at the end we had ‘have to win’ games, and then suddenly we managed to win games because we had to win them,” said Tettey.

“I hope it doesn’t come to that, where we have to play games like cup finals before we win games. I have no idea why it’s been like that.

“I’m confident we’ve got the players – and it’s about a bit of luck as well, and confidence for our strikers because they are good enough. If you score a lot at one place, why can’t you do it in the Premier League?”

Tettey’s starting berth on Saturday was his first since an ankle injury suffered in October – coincidentally against Cardiff.

“It sums up the whole disappointment again, coming back in for a start against the same team I got injured against – and then not being able to win,” added Tettey.

“I’ve been dying to come back. I’m working as hard as I can to show the manager I have the energy to play.

“We need everybody to step up their game. It’s definitely going to be a fight – we need everybody to be strong so we can fight together.”

14 comments

  • Headline writing`s been excellent lately. You`ll be getting a nice little proofreading fee, kevin! No!! la barbe got there first.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • I told you last week, Alex. It's got nothing to do with luck. I won't tell you again. Go back to your day job, train hard and come Saturday, ignore your manager (pretend you didn't hear him) and go out and pretend that you're playing for Wigan in last year's FA cup final and that you've never heard of Norwich City or relegation. Leave the vacuous cliches and the banal platitudes to Mr Hughton. They're the only things he's any good at.

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    Barking Wise

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Matt you missed one out. We also moaned about the new super computerised turnstile system that uses iris recognition techniques. We thought that a couple of pensioner's in long brown overcoats would do a better job.

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    Steely Dan

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • I like Tettey's honesty and I think the team look more stable when he's playing. Hope he does the business on sat and keeps man city to under 9 goals

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    GossVolley

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Like OLDYELLA I'm rather concerened the players are not viewing these all as 'must win' games already!!! Maybe that's half the problem; is CH so relaxed about it in training as well as in public? Is this leading to the players not recognising the predicament we are in?!

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    Smudger75

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • opps! Correct you are, also there was a luke warm moan about an overseas betting company being introduced inside the ground instead of the traditional english based company. To be fair the new company in the ground is shocking!

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Hang on, aren't we in "Tense Must Win Games" now, we've been there since Christmas, or have we been waiting for the last 2 games of the season as Must Win.

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    OLDYELLA

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Subtle difference between a cliche and a platitude, Brewer. And as for vacuous banalities, don't get me going on that. It's tempting to expand on your most perspicacious of perceptive observations (see what I did there?), if only to alienate Townman. But at the end of the day, this is an NCFC site and the genuine fans, who outnumber the trolls, have done nothing to deserve one of my diatribes on semantics. Laters.

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    Barking Wise

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Have I stumbled across a sequel to that episode of Blackadder where Johnson has to keep adding words to his new book, the dictionary? Or are cleverly alluding to a book which, like our beloved football team, has no heroes?

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    Lincs Canary

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

  • yes we've moaned about results, we've moaned about the manager, we've moaned about the staff, we've moaned about the players, we've moaned about inujuries, we've moaned about goal music, we've moaned about lack of goal music, we've then moaned about goal music again & we've moaned about not having yellow nets.....and yes we are now moaning about headlines and picture selection choices....sort it out NCFC!

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • "Do" me a favour- don't leave it aaht, John!

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    la barbe

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Give you 10\10 for tautology there, Barking Mad. Cheers, Wise Brewer.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Instead of moaning guys, how about we praise old archie for there brilliant selection of photo's they choose every article. Nearly every photo they choose lately has a funny element to it. They could have chosen a serious, tettey on the ball looking composed picture, or how about one of him on his crutches watching games seeing as thats where he spends most his time,Instead of moaning guys, how about we praise old archie for there brilliant selection of photo's they choose every article. Nearly every photo they choose lately has a funny element to it. They could have chosen a serious, tettey on the ball looking composed picture, or how about one of him on his crutches watching games seeing as thats where he spends most his time? But no, old archie picks the picture of Tettey getting hit in the face by the ball. Most articles seem to have odd picture choices.....look at the bizarre one the other day with McNally where they'd photo shopped half a mans head out the picture. Plenty of others too!

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Alex Tettey frustrated at Norwich City’s inability to themselves any favours? "DO", its a little word that goes between "to" and "themselves" jez!!

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    kevin

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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