Norwich City's Teemu Pukki tipped for Premier League success by Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on December...

The Canaries ace helped fire the Carrow Road side to the Championship title and into the Premier League.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on December...

Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki has been tipped to impress in the Premier League by fellow Scandinavian striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, in conversation with the Finnish Mestarit Podcast and quoted by Pink Un.

The Finland international, who had an underwhelming stint at Scottish Premiership side Celtic, joined the Canaries in a fairly under-the-radar free fransfer from Danish club Brondby IF last summer.

 

Norwich's acquisition of Pukki turned out to be a sensational masterstroke as the 29-year-old scored 29 goals in the Championship and 30 in all competitions, as well as picking up 10 assists (Transfermarkt).

Alongside being named Norwich's Player and Players' Player of the Season, Pukki was also crowned EFL Championship Player of the Season and handed a spot in the Team of the Year at the Football League awards, plus being voted the PFA's Championship Player of the Year.

On top of those accolades, his 29 goals were enough to see him win the Championship's Golden Boot - and of course, the ultimate team prize of winning promotion to the Premier League, as champions no less, was met.

Teemu Pukki of Norwich City scores his team's first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Norwich City at DW Stadium on April 14, 2019 in Wigan, England.

Sweden ace Ibrahimovic, whose tally of 31 trophies - it would be 33 but for two Serie A wins with Juventus which were erased due to the Calciopoli scandal - puts him amongst the world's most decorated football players (The Mirror), is confident that Pukki will be able to make the step up to the top flight.

He said "I think everybody is impressed with him. If you score a lot of goals and bring a team to the Premier League - the biggest thing that can happen - and then coming first in the Championship, which I think is a very difficult division because it's very aggressive, very hard with a lot of games, it means he had a great season.

"And there are so many teams behind there fighting... it's not easy. Next season will be even more difficult for Teemu because now you are playing against the elite and from my own experience, it's not easy to score goals in the Premier League. But I'm pretty sure he will make it and he will be more motivated and have a bigger ambition now he is in the Premier League - so hopefully he can repeat what he did in the Championship."

Teemu Pukki of Norwich City celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Sky bet Championship match between Norwich City and Queens Park Rangers at Carrow Road on April 06,...

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