‘I’m absolutely buzzing for him’ – Canaries’ star striker has earned his Premier League chance

PUBLISHED: 17:41 13 August 2019 | UPDATED: 17:45 13 August 2019

Teemu Pukki scored his first Premier League goal for Norwich City during Friday's loss at Liverpool 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Teemu Pukki scored his first Premier League goal for Norwich City during Friday's loss at Liverpool Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Paul Chesterton

Teemu Pukki has already opened his Premier League goal account for Norwich City – and plenty more will follow.

That's according to the Finn's team-mate Ben Godfrey, who was thrilled for the Canaries' star striker after his clinical finish during the 4-1 defeat at Liverpool, immediately building on his brilliant first season in England.

Pukki scored 36 goals in 56 games for club and country during the previous campaign, being named Championship Player of the Season after winning the division's golden boot, earning the 29-year-old another shot at top-flight football.

"That's no shock, we know what he can do," Godfrey said of the Finland international's goal at Anfield. "We saw it last season, he's a goal-scorer, you give him chances and he'll take them.

"I'm absolutely buzzing for him, he deserves it and I'm sure there will be many more coming his way that he scores this season."

England Under-20 defender Godfrey was given his first experience of top-tier football by Daniel Farke during City's difficult opening game against the European champions.

"It's the best league in the world, the standard is unbelievable," he continued. "Half chances get taken by these top teams.

"We'll get better, we'll get stronger, we're learning, we're young and hungry.

"I'm sure there will be teams that we punish and we'll take our chances."

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The 21-year-old was one of the leading lights of an encouraging second half, clearing plenty of danger as the promoted Canaries showed their mettle to prevent their half-time deficit becoming any worse.

Godfrey added: "When you're 4-0 down it's important that it doesn't get too ridiculous. We stuck to our style and I thought in the second half particularly we did ourselves proud."

The Premier League adventure continues with a first Carrow Road game this Saturday, against Newcastle United (3pm kick-off).

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