Hear him:“It’s a big year for me because I’ve been in and out of the national team. I need to play my way back in during the rest of the season,” he said. “Going to a World Cup is so good for any player – and particularly one in Brazil. We’ve had some tough games (at Norwich) against the big teams and it is really important to get results against those who are around you. Manchester City are unbelievable at home. I was hoping the game would finish after half an hour They were fantastic.
“We’ve played Chelsea, Arsenal and a few others. I’m not saying that we should have won against Arsenal – but we could have won. Arsenal are always good, play really good football and have more experience than last season. Last season we struggled for goals but we finished in mid-table, we bought strikers in the summer and have given ourselves a good chance of doing well this season. If we win the games against the teams around us then it will put us in a good position.”