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Paddy Davitt, Norwich City Writer
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Chris Hughton knows his Norwich City history on the eve of a special anniversary milestone.
The Canaries’ chief is well aware it is 20 years ago this weekend since the club’s European win against German giants Bayern Munich in the Olympic Stadium. Hughton was just taking his first steps into the coaching world when one of his old Tottenham team mates played a pivotal role in a landmark moment.
“I finished playing some nine months or so before that game because I joined Tottenham in 1993 on the coaching side,” he said. “Of course I was aware of what happened and a little bit more so because we had some ex-Spurs players who were in the Norwich squad at the time and one who I think scored the other goal. Jeremy Goss scored the one goal that everyone remembers, but Mark Bowen got the other and he was someone who I knew very well.”
Hughton can see the parallels with the task facing his players today against serial European qualifiers Arsenal.
“They have got great quality and that has shown over the amount of years that they have qualified for the Champions League and they are used to being there at that sort of level,” he said. “You are up against one of the best teams in the country in very good form. That is the challenge you have. We played well there last season and we felt very hard done by. I think 3-1 was harsh on us but that is the small margins. You know you will need every bit of that type of performance again to get anything. We must treat it as just another game in the sense it is an opportunity to win three points.”