Defender Michael Turner vows that Norwich City will ‘keep fighting until the end’
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Norwich City’s Premier League survival rests on belief, as far as Michael Turner is concerned – and while new boss Neil Adams helped emphasise the point, the Canaries centre-back is looking forward to proving the point.
Following Saturday’s defeat at Fulham, and with City’s own infamous run-in, the Canaries may be looking for rabbits to fly out of hats in order to preserve their Premier League status into a fourth season. And that would be no mean feat as Premier League title-challengers Liverpool and Chelsea, plus defending champions Manchester United and FA Cup finalists Arsenal wait in the wings.
“We’ve shown in the past we’ve played some of the top teams and done well against them, so there’s no reason why we can’t do that again,” said Turner.
“First and foremost, the manager has just told us we can believe in ourselves a little bit more. That we are a good team with good players, and we shouldn’t really be in this position. We had some good training sessions last week and he put across some good points that the lads bought into, and they took that into the game on Saturday. So I think with another week behind us, hopefully we can improve again and take it into the next game against Liverpool. The fans have to keep believing too. They went to Fulham in their droves and supported us, as they have done all season, and we will keep fighting until the end. We will give all we can in these four games. People have written us off – so we can go into them and give our all, leave nothing behind, and go from there.”
Turner, who missed almost three and a half months of the season after tearing his hamstring in the 1-1 New Year’s Day draw at Crystal Palace before being recalled in west London on Saturday, added: “I was pleased with how I felt during the game. I’ve been out for so long, and that is obviously disappointing.
“To get back playing was pleasing for me, but the result was the key thing and it’s a bad day for us.”