December 7 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Leroy Fer believes Norwich City have made a good start to the season – and there will be more to come once the action restarts.
Chris Hughton’s men have a win, loss and draw from their opening Premier League games before the current international break – and return to domestic duties with a trip to Tottenham on Saturday.
Last time out, City’s home victory over Southampton offered plenty of encouraging signs as Hughton’s new boys started to settle – Fer included. And while a host of the Canaries’ squad have been away with their national squads during the break – with most in action last night – Fer doesn’t expect the break to have knocked City significantly out of their rhythm.
“We are still getting to know each other but in training, you can see everybody is getting to know each other better so that is really good for the team,” said Fer.
“We’re starting to gel and that can only be good for the next few games. Tottenham away is going to be a really tough game and it’s a hindrance with so many players away, but it’s the same for Spurs. They have some quality players as well and for every club, it is the same. So we’ve had to carry on and wait for the players to come back.
“It’s been a very good start. We’ve played three games and got four points. We could’ve had more. At Hull City we could have had the three points as well. But we have to carry on and with Tottenham, hopefully we get another point or the win.
“It was really important we got up and running against Southampton with the win because with the two weeks off, it’s always important to win those games before the break.”
At 23, Fer has time before he can expect to mature into a full Dutch international – missing out joining City team-mate Ricky van Wolfswinkel on duty with Louis van Gaal’s squad .
“For now I’m concentrating on Norwich,” he added. “I want to play and be important for Norwich, and then later we will see for the international team. But for me it is important to play every game for Norwich.
“It is an important year, but I’m concentrating on Norwich – so that is most important.”