Friday, January 3, 2014
Nathan Redmond is happy to keep riding the Premier League ups and downs – even if it’s been a season of missed chances so far for Norwich City.
The 19-year-old winger has started the Canaries’ last nine games – partly from necessity through injuries, partly due to his continually improving form. And while a poor Christmas points return has halted City’s previous momentum, Redmond is happy with the Canaries’ lot.
“I had a good run at the start of the season and then came out of the team and got injured – it’s just been ups and downs really,” said Redmond. “I’m enjoying the run now and even when I’m not playing well I’m learning with every game. And when I am playing well I’m learning too. So I’m just taking it game by game, I’m gaining experience and hopefully it will do me good in the long run.
“We probably should have got more points over Christmas but I think we’ve played really well. It’s just been the end product. Gary Hooper scored some fantastic goals leading up to these games but as a team we’ve done really well and been unlucky in most of them.
“We could’ve got more points in some games so far this season, and we could’ve lost points in other games where we’ve gained points. It’s a long season and already it’s proving tough in the Premier League. We’ve got another point at Crystal Palace and we’ll just build on that.
“That first half we played quite well but the few minutes after scoring the goal it was a bit rocky and we should’ve just slowed the game down, and tried to see it into half-time ahead.
“I’ve played in many of those games in the Championship and it’s not really a game made for me. When I had the ball I had to protect it, and just try to do what I could. I tried to run with it a few times and it was just getting stuck, so it was about being smart and trying to hold the ball up, and bring other people into play.”