Paul Merson has praised Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki following the forward’s hat-trick versus Newcastle United.
Pukki scored three goals in the 3-1 win over the Geordies to take his tally for the season up to four goals. That makes him the Premier League’s top scorer so far this term, as well as the only person to have scored for the Norfolk side.
The former Arsenal forward has suggested that the team’s attacking intent and Pukki’s goal-scoring ability means the Finland international will score goals and the club could avoid relegation from the top-flight.
He said: “I watched him play against Liverpool and I thought: He is going to score goals. His movement is absolutely different class.”
“The way they play – attack, attack, attack – he will score goals. And I will now be shocked if they do not stay up.”
“The reason I say that is because he will score 20-25 goals and how many teams have ever gone down with a player who scored that many goals?” (Source: Pink Un)
Merson’s suggestion that Norwich City will stay up and the 29-year-old will score ’20-25 goals’ this season are quite realistic claims.
Pukki has continued his staggering form from last season when he scored 30 goals and won the Championship player of the season award. And his finishing mixed with Norwich City’s attacking intent in the top-flight means staying up is very much on the cards this season.
The Finland international has managed 10 shots at goal this season, the joint-highest alongside Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling.
Norwich City’s attacking play has been built on their passing style of play. Farke’s side have managed to amass 966 passes so far in the Premier League this season, placing them within the top 10. The Norfolk side have also managed to have 27 shots at goal in their two matches, which also places them in the top 10 of the Premier League.
A mixture of Norwich’s attacking intent and Pukki’s ability could see Norwich stay up despite spending just £3.75m in the summer.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!