Nathan Redmond insists he is “committed” to helping Norwich City gain promotion back to the Premier League

Mesut Ozil of Arsenal and Nathan Redmond of Norwich in action during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Mesut Ozil of Arsenal and Nathan Redmond of Norwich in action during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
8:52 AM

Nathan Redmond has made it clear he is committed to staying with Norwich City and helping the club back to the Premier League – after taking advice from his mum.

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The young winger re-emphasised his top-level potential on Monday night when he scored a hat-trick for England Under-21s in a European Championship qualifier against Wales.

After City’s relegation from the Premier League, that performance could well have put Redmond back in the Premier League shop window.

However the 20-year-old, who joined the Canaries from Birmingham City for a reported £3.2million last summer, has eased the fears of City fans who are worried he will be leaving.

That comes after a chat with his mum, Michelle, who Redmond has previously revealed had to work two jobs to support him and his brother while they were growing up in Birmingham.

“I signed a four-year contract when I joined so I am committed, and my future is in the club’s hands,” Redmond said.

“I’ve had chats with my family and my mum, and my focus is solely on putting in good performances for Norwich that hopefully mean we will get back up at the end of next season.

“Of course the Premier League is the best in the world, and you want to be there, but you have to accept that you get downs in football and you have to deal with them.

“I am just looking to put in some good performances for England now, and hopefully I can continue that form in pre-season and hit the ground running.”

Redmond was part of a 19-man squad which flew out to France yesterday to take part in the annual Toulon Tournament.

They face an initial four group games, starting tomorrow night when they face Qatar at the Stade Lagrange in Toulon.

Then next week the Young Lions are set to take on Brazil in St Raphael on Monday, South Korea in Aubagne on Wednesday and Colombia on Friday, back in Toulon.

Redmond, who took his Under-21s record to five goals in 10 games with his hat-trick in Swansea on Monday night, is hoping to build on his early summer impact – something the youngster celebrated by getting straight on the phone to his mum.

“It was a proud moment, but it didn’t quite sink in until I gave here a call and she was so delighted for me,” Redmond added, speaking to the Daily Star.

“I was just as glad, though, to be part of such a good team performance.

“It’s my first senior hat-trick, and it is an amazing feeling, and hopefully the first of many more as I move forward in my career.”

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18 comments

  • During the past week, we've discussed politics, sex and religion. No wonder our club has such an abundance of riches. That's a hat trick.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • Its good people like Redmond and Ruddy are making the right noises, and the club will show their own level of comittment when the offers come in. As for some people saying we need a massive clear out and loads will leave, who do you seriously think wants to buy our dross ?. Ruddy,olsson, snod and redmond are about the only ones who could generate interest. Whos is going to want our defenders ?, which midfielders done so well, and as for forwards.... I dont see the clamour for new signings, as LYB said Benchio scored planty in championship before and Likewise with Hooper in jock league. we dont need 4 more forwards and 6 midfielders, we need 4-5 players who can play hard for 90 mins week in week out and not stroll around like its a sunday league game.

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    Jimhow

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • After that worst season that was witnessed at the Carra in years why can't you show some positivity? C.H. gone. So whoever comes in should be good for all of us. As for players leaving we will have to wait and see. As for those that stay or come in, perhaps the new man will get the best from them which C.H. clearly couldn't. Why can't you get off D.S and M.W.J back lincscanary or do you just like to have a moan. you

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    Egyptian canary

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • If the best players are not pushing to leave the club will be cast in a poor light if they sell. After all, we arrive in the Championship debt free amongst a bunch of clubs whose sugar daddies must decide whether or not to pay off significant debts under new FFP rules. Failure to do so should see transfer embargoes imposed. Or will some owners simply take their money back and walk? We have no such fears with our owners but I do fear our pecuniary advantage will only be short term. If promoted (big if) we will again be the stand out minnows because Delia and Michael are out of their league in the PL where FFP is far more complex and prone to cynical interpretation - Man City already taking a hit to pursue their European dreams. As Delia says, it is a rollercoaster ride - and there are no signs of us getting off. PS, I think Zola would love to work with Redmond, and vice - versa.

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • Sounds like Redmond has grown up a bit and is starting to talk sense. I never thought he came across well in interviews before, but here he seems well grounded and ready to work for his future. It is good to see in today's game where so many young players believe their own hype before they've done anything in the game. I hope he stays as he'll be excellent in the Champ next season if coached and played correctly.

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    Crazy canary

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • Now that would sound good ringing round the terraces next season "We love Nathan's Mum". Let's hope it will be appropriate.

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    norfolkngood

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • ScotCan

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • I think I luv Nathan's mum

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    Croydonary

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • I hope you are right STK123. Trouble is, the two types of player you allude to could amount to a goodly number? It`s all about intent and desire at the very top of the club. We fans cannot influence things that much, short of staying away, and eschewing replica kit purchases, etc, but that`s no help at all. Fingers crossed.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • Everyone is so negative on here. How many other players scored a hat-trick the other night against what Colin calls weak opposition? None! The club doesn't have to sell. Will only let players go who will be unhappy playing at championship level or who under performed last season.

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    STK123

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • I have said this before, the next few weeks will show how committed the Board are to play Premiership football. If they refuse to sell the good players and get rid of the so so players I will believe their intentions but if the opposite happens then we know they are not bothered and I for one will make this my last season supporting a club with no ambition.

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    goldie

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • Colin, if the club accepts a bid for Ruddy then that would be sheer insanity. I don't believe the board would do that and if they did then they'd deserve to be pilloried for such stupidity. He's the cornerstone for getting back up to the Premier League. Getting back to the Premier League is worth way more than what we could get for Ruddy. When you think about it, it was a pretty good move renewing all those contracts early in the season.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • Think Becchio could do a job in the championship. :-

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • Dubai I think we will still need to get a good Holt type centre forward in as next season it will be more physical. I share your optimism on keeping ones we need to but it will all hinge on whether the new man gets the tactics right! Redmond will benefit from a season in Championship and also RVW, if he stays. OTBC

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    Jakarta (ex-Singapore) Canary

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • Colin, you missed out Tettey & Hoolahan too ! Actually I don't think there will be too many out, all the loanee guys will go and maybe 2-3 of this seasons under-performing super stars, but I think we will be OK with what remain and what come in. What about RVW - is he the worst player we ever had, or the unluckiest ? I'd say give him a shot at the Chump - you never know, he might find his touch and his confidence and bang in 30 odd goals next season ! OTBC

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    Dubai Canary

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • I wouldn't be too optimistic, Wymondham Wonder. Ruddy said he won't press for a move, but if the club accept a bid then he'll look at it. The same applies to Redmond and anyone else really. The club won't reject any good offers. They will sell anyone they can get a decent fee for, so it's just a case of hoping that come September 1st we have a decent enough squad left behind. Expect to see Ruddy, Olsson, Howson, Fer, RVW, Snodgrass, Johnson, Pilkington, Redmond all gone.

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    Colin

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • This is great news. Redmond and Ruddy were the two players I feared we would lose back to the Prem, but both have committed their future to NCFC. A bit of pace absolutely tears Championship defenses to shreds and Redmond has plenty of that. OTBC.

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    Wymondham Wonder

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • I really like Redmond so am not trying to put him down, but it's a bit much for people to rave about a hat-trick against a Welsh defence that contained players whose most recent games were for Portsmouth, Crawley, Crewe and Cheltenham. All that proves is that Redmond would get goals in League One. He was misused by Hughton, no doubting that, but also had many chances to score or create that were wasted at the top level. A season in the Championship as a first choice player might help him reach his undoubted potential.

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    Colin

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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