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Dean Smith gave Norwich confidence to survive – Tim Krul

Tim Krul emphasize Dean Smith did Norwich believe that survival is possible.

The new Canaries boss has picked up five points from his first three games since replacing Daniel Farke last month.

They come to see Tottenham on the last Monday of Premier League and three points from safety.

Krul helped his team to a 1-1 draw against his old club Newcastle on Tuesday and feel the Canaries’ mindset has changed.

“We are also showing a little more confidence. That’s the big word, we believe we can stay in this tournament,” said the goalkeeper. “We have worked very hard to get to this league and we are fighting every day to prove that we can stay in the Premier League.

“I think the confidence we have gained from the last few games shows us that we can compete in any game.

“We don’t have to be afraid but we have to respect because we are playing against a top team.

“Defensively, we’re definitely more solid and it’s not just a defensive unit, it’s a team.”

Norwich have beaten Tottenham just once in their last eight league meetings but knocked them out of the FA Cup on penalties in 2020.

Antonio Conte’s men beat Brentford 2-0 on Thursday and Krul knows, although captain Harry Kane has scored only once in the Premier League this season, Spurs remain a strong attacking threat. strong.

“(Harry) Kane and (Heung-min) Son are great players. I know I will probably be busier than a few weeks ago, so you have to prepare properly,” he said on the club’s official website.

“With these top strikers, they can hit you with shots from any angle so we will have to play as a defensive unit.

“I am very excited about the challenge. It’s a beautiful stadium and it’s another exciting challenge for us as a club. ”

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/dean-smith-norwich-premier-league-tim-krul-newcastle-b1969811.html Dean Smith gave Norwich confidence to survive – Tim Krul

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