Young Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond knows he must remain patient

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Nathan Redmond (right) of Norwich City takes the ball past KŽvin Theophile Catherine (left) during the Barclays Premier League match at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff. Picture by Tom Smith/Focus Images Ltd 07545141164 01/02/2014 Nathan Redmond (right) of Norwich City takes the ball past KŽvin Theophile Catherine (left) during the Barclays Premier League match at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff.

Thursday, February 6, 2014
12:45 PM

Nathan Redmond has revealed he is aspiring to be better than Norwich City’s fellow wide boys.

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The England Under-21 starlet admitted learning from the likes of Robert Snodgrass, Anthony Pilkington and recent loan signing Jonas Gutierrez was all part of the attraction of moving to Carrow Road. Redmond has been used sparingly in recent weeks by his former Birmingham mentor Chris Hughton but the teenager accepts that is all part of his development.

“You want to learn from them and essentially hopefully be better than them,” he said. “Jonas has come in and been great for me and I am looking forward to working with him a lot more. I’ve been watching him in training and the games and you can see he has a lot of experience in terms of protecting the ball and playing it safe and that is something I can take on board. To be able to work with players like Jonas and Robert Snodgrass and Anthony Pilkington is what attracted me to the football club.

“Ever since I started playing I have been told just to keep my head down, keep working hard and focus on my football. Everything else will take care of itself. I am still a young man. I want to play every game, that is my nature but I am starting to understand that the gaffer has to take me out now and again and give me a little breather or put me on as an impact substitution. There is a balance and he has managed me well and he has not steered me wrong to this point of my career.”

Redmond insists he is a far more polished performer than the youngster who first burst onto the scene at his hometown club.

“I’m definitely a much better player now than even 12 months ago because of all the new experiences I have had,” he said. “All the older lads tell you that football just goes in the blink of an eye and that is certainly true for the past year or so. Every now and then I get a chance to step back and see what I have done. If I look at clips of my playing at Birmingham and now at Norwich the quality I have shown on the ball and the work off it show me that I have improved, but I know I have to keep improving.

“I think the manager is happier with me now than when I was 17 at Birmingham. Then I was the favourite name for him to call to get back the other side of the ball but now he is not too bad. He knows I work hard for the team and I am a team player. He has always been great with me and I love working with the gaffer.”

14 comments

  • I agree stubborn and controlling. Still he knows he's on a win win. Norwich stay up he gets paid off, Norwich go down he gets paid off. Either way he knows he's lost a majority of the fans and probably the board, so he's enduring all of this for the pay off. Who knows I might've done it myself in his position. Watching us play is frustrating and I think we're f*cked. I hope the home crowd let him know after the game on Saturday whether it's the arab despots team or not..

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    Gruff

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

  • Does "End of" imply you desire no further discourse, sharky? I`m beginning to believe that Hughton is self-serving and craven. He was a Noél Coward at Christmas. End of? No, that would be arrogant. I really believe that Hughton is not up to the job in hand. His assistants seem anonymous. Does that say anything? We all knew Culverhouse was essential to PL`s plans - Lambo acknowledged that himself. Hughton wants to claim all the failure for himself.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

  • Nice to see he is supporting the manager here. Unlike most people.

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    sharky

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

  • I'd still like to see him played up front behind Hooper. We've got several wingers in Snods, Pilks and Gutierrez. With his pace and directness I think he'd be a real asset as a striker. He'd create space for Hooper with his runs and win penalties. Got to be worth a try to get some goals!

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    Oz Canary

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Good man, sharky.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • NCFC up the propaganda? Also, "..you can see he has a lot of experience in terms of protecting the ball and playing it safe and that is something I can take on board." Doh! Please don't take too much of that onboard Redderz or you will end up another average CH drone!

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    Smudger75

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

  • I wish I shared your belief in the veracity of this triteness trotted out here, sharky; really I do. From what I`ve seen of Nathan, he is a very bright prospect indeed, and I hope he does well. But wheeling out glib soundbites, attributed to a 19-year-old, does nobody at the club any credit. No criticism of NR intended or implied. He`s `just doing his job`. Though, that a 50-odd year old manager has to hide behind a talented teenager, beggars belief. The Wizard of Oz.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

  • What is most impressive is that he predicted the arrival of Gutierrez. More Manifest Mouthpiecery.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

  • More NCFC propoganda toss-pottery. Like rearranging the deck-chairs on the Titanic. The band is playing on but we are sinkink fast.

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    kenfoggo

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

  • Time will tell but I believe we have something that can be worth millions here, when he gets it all together. Good that he supports the manager. End of.

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    sharky

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

  • Indeed, we need at least one player who isn't afraid of going past the half way line...and knows where the goal is, even if his feet don't a lot of the time. Still our most dangerous forward.

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    Erpingham Tractor

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

  • Point taken Brew. End of discussion. I dont think so. Even though I wanted change. I do know these people more than most. Heart breaking really.

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    sharky

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

  • I thought Redmond would be aiming much higher than that, he wants to achieve more than mediocrity in his career surely.

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    Burglecut

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

  • More NCFC propoganda toss-pottery. Like rearranging the deck-chairs on the Titanic, the band is playing on but we are sinking fast.

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    kenfoggo

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

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