Jamal Lewis believes Norwich City can comfortably retain their place in the Premier League for next season.
The comments from the left-back come following the side’s 3-1 win over Newcastle United, in which Teemu Pukki scored a hat-trick.
The youngster said that the performance against Steve Bruce’s men was far more comfortable than many of their performances in the Championship last season.
He said: “It felt comfortable, much more comfortable than many of the performances in the Championship last season.”
“It ranks very high and that is our bar and we can even push past that. We know we can stay in this league quite comfortably, we know we can string wins together. (Source: Eastern Daily Press)
The Canaries face Europa League winners Chelsea in their next game on Saturday afternoon.
The win against Newcastle was no fluke, as the Norfolk side showed their attacking qualities against Liverpool just a week before. In the game against Liverpool, Norwich managed to have 12 shots on goals, with five of them being on target.
It was the style of their attacking football which has caught the eye of many viewers. Daniel Farke’s side managed to match Jurgen Klopp’s men for the number of dribbles performed in the opening game, completing 10 to Liverpool’s 11. This shows the ability Norwich City possess in attack, especially against a team who won the Champions League last season.
As shown above, the attack poses no problem for the manager Farke this season, it’s the defence that is the big issue. Against Liverpool, Norwich’s naivety was exposed as they conceded four goals in 42 minutes in the first half.
The biggest problem for Norwich was the level of chances the Reds managed to create. Liverpool scored their four goals from just seven shots on target, showing just how good the chances the Merseysiders were allowed to create. Indeed, Newcastle also managed to score against them, despite their trouncing at Carrow Road.
With that in mind, Lewis – while confident – is wrong in his assessment that the club can comfortably retain their place in the Premier League, especially if they continue defending to the level they have done in their opening two games.
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