Nathan Redmond happy to ride Premier League ups and downs with Norwich City

Nathan Redmond of Norwich and Joel Ward of Crystal Palace in action during the Barclays Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd. Nathan Redmond of Norwich and Joel Ward of Crystal Palace in action during the Barclays Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd.

Friday, January 3, 2014
9:11 AM

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.

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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.”

8 comments

  • Lovely stuff bill. Lovely stuff

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    bonesy

    Friday, January 3, 2014

  • Another reason on the endless list of reasons why staying in the Premier League is vital. Go down and we will lose this lad. Obviously in time we will lose him anyway but if we can stay in the Prem and like him continue to develope im positive he will end up going for big money to the big boys. Go down and he will be off. :(

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    Mattias333

    Friday, January 3, 2014

  • Redmond is obviously a player with potential, but until then he should concentrate on improving his lacking skills. Crossing accurately and at the right time. Passing to others better placed, quickly and accurately. Getting back to help in defence. Being aware of what is going on around him, plus others. I do not think he would have a place in the top 8 or so teams in the PL. With the right coaching he could become a top player, at the moment his major strength is his speed. Do not run until you have mastered the skills of walking.

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    willb

    Friday, January 3, 2014

  • Redmond has done well. He's carried a lot more burden than you'd have expected him to due to injuries in the squad, but he's acquitted himself well, scoring and creating chances and he's still developing. Delighted that he's a Norwich player.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Friday, January 3, 2014

  • Redmond has a long way to go on his learning curve, awareness, accuracy, shooting, knowing when to pass and cross, plus a few more. Young players should concentrate on learning, the older ones, in some cases, can do the talking. I do not think he would yet get into the top 8 teams squads. With some good coaching and experience he could become a quality player.

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    willb

    Friday, January 3, 2014

  • good player yes but agree with willb he has lots to learn, i might be alone here but he actually frustrates me. he's not helped that hughton plays him on the wrong side do he frequently and predictabley cuts back on to his right. but his shooting frustrates me the most, his shooting is terrible at best. (minus the southampton goal)

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    bonesy

    Friday, January 3, 2014

  • Bonesy, the word is actually 'Frustrates', rather than 'frustrates'. That's the whole point about Redmond, he takes you to the top of Everest, and instead of sharing the wonderful view, gets out a copy of the Daily Mail and starts reading it, but he will get better as long as someone with a coaching brain gets him a copy of the Telegraph. I'd specify the Guardian ordinarily, but the Telegraph is right wing, which is where he needs to be playing.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Friday, January 3, 2014

  • Redmond is a real talent. He is wise to remain where here is to sharpen his skills. No doubt he will be off in a season or two. Good luck to him.

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    norman hall

    Friday, January 3, 2014

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