Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Sebastien Bassong admitted to wishing the Premier League season would come to an end – so long as Norwich City have achieved their survival goal.
The Canaries’ campaign has rarely touched the heights that supporters would have been hoping to see back in August.
And there is another big game in their battle for top-flight survival coming up, with West Brom visiting Carrow Road on Saturday.
“Yeah we do (want the season to be over),” said the City team captain. “It’s been a long and tiring season.
“So now we are getting towards the end of the season we just want to finish it well – especially when the last four games we have are not the easiest.
“We will try to get ourselves safe before that, and we’ll see what happens.
“Saturday is just going to be another Premier League game. I don’t feel any heat on us or on myself or whoever. It’s another important game, there are fewer and fewer games left, so we’re getting really close to the end of the season.
“It’s a home game, a game we’ve got to win – as is every game. So it’s not going to be so much different.”
Despite some of the on-pitch bickering from City in the disappointing defeat at Swansea on Saturday, Bassong has no fears over whether he and his team-mates will stick together for the remaining six games of the season.
“It’s something I’m sure about, that the group are going to stick together,” added the Cameroon centre-back.
“We are grown men and we have got to be able to take the criticism on the chin, because after a 3-0 defeat (against Swansea) no one can hold their hand up and say they have been at their best.
“As a group, even if someone played less bad than someone else, the whole team lost.
“And that’s one of our strengths, to stay together and be able to bounce back – as we have shown before and I’m sure we will show it again.”