Neil Adams: Norwich City have been 'outstanding'

Neil Adams - Norwich Manager

The Canaries boss has praised his team's strong start to the season.

Norwich City sit atop the Championship table, at least until Nottingham Forest play tonight, having won five of their seven games.

Despite having suffered relegation from the Premier League, the playing squad appear to have cleared their minds and are fully set on achieving an immediate return, having started the season in scintillating form.

One of the key areas that Norwich have dominated this season has been in front of goal, with them currently leading the Championship table, having netted 15 times - more than half their entire Premier League tally from last season - after only seven games. The Canaries have only failed to score in one game this season - losing 1-0 to Wolves on the opening day - and have hit three or more goals on four separate occasions.

Tuesday night’s victory over Brentford was no different, with a goal Alex Tettey and two strikes from Cameron Jerome wrapping up a tough 3-0 victory at Brentford.

It was a game that manager Neil Adams is delighted to have won, with the deadlock in the hard-fought encounter not being broken until the 68th minutes.

Speaking to the official Norwich website, Adams said: “3-0 is a good result, I always felt we would win the game, I just thought it might take 60 minutes, 70 minutes or even 80 or 85.

“It was one of those games that if you’re going to achieve things in this division, you need to get a result from.

“The key is being patient, not throwing men forward and getting done at the back, but once we scored the first goal I thought we were outstanding again. It was a really emphatic result again at the end.

“They have good players and they’re well organised, but I just felt our quality shone through tonight.”

The former Academy Coach has also recognised that the Canaries are doing well in front of goal, praising not just the quantity of goals scored, but also their exceptional quality.

He continued: “All three goals were excellent. If you look at Alex Tettey’s goal, there was great build up again and he slides it under the ‘keeper.

“Then Steven Whittaker puts in a sublime ball for Cam and he gets his head on it, and finally he tops it off with an absolute thunderbolt.

“It is nice to be sitting at the top of the tree. It’s the second time this season after we had at Ipswich for a few hours! We’ve got it for at least 24 hours this time, hopefully a lot longer. We’ll enjoy tonight [Tuesday], but then we’ll be thoroughly focussed on Saturday.”

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