Alex Tettey desperate for Norwich City to sort out their Premier League travel sickness
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Norwich City have a problem playing on the road – and Alex Tettey wants Chris Hughton’s squad to get their heads together and solve it.
The Canaries have lost their last five away games in the Premier League, and conceded 14 goals in the process – whereas at homeCity City are unbeaten this year and yet to concede a goal in open play.
So having triumphed over Sunderland at Carrow Road emphatically at the weekend, Tettey hopes Norwich can change their tune at Swansea on Saturday.
“I don’t now what’s going on – but there is something going on,” said the Norwegian. “I told you during the week, I don’t know what happens when we play at home. All of a sudden we have confidence – even though the last game was a horrible performance.
“We didn’t know what we were doing at Southampton. But all of a sudden, it’s all forgotten and we then played like we were in the middle of the table and we were safe (against Sunderland).
“So there is something I think mentally going on that we have to get rid of, because if we can win away from home and win at home, everything will be fine.
“To do that is much easier to sort out off the back of a win, because when you don’t win away you have pressure on you to produce at home as well.
“We have a challenge against Swansea.
“They’re a good team, a good team at home, so we have to try to do something to get a positive result.”
Norwich have enjoyed their trips to Swansea since promotion to the Premier League, winning five- and seven-goal thrillers respectively.
This time around, the Swans will be under serious pressure to win – and avoid any more relegation nerves.
Norwich can appreciate that situation – but Tettey is hopeful the survival line is now in sight.
“I think we are getting there,” he added. “I think so – but still we need to win two more games and a draw. I think that will be fine.”