Norwich striker Cameron Jerome thinks that the Canaries played it exactly right against Newcastle United on Tuesday night.
The Magpies got a dream start when Ayoze Perez scored after only 23 seconds and Newcastle could have then extended that lead as the home side were rocking at that point.
However, two goals within five minutes (12th and 17th minutes) looked to have turned the game on its head and given probable victory to Norwich City.
Talking about the game, Cameron Jerome says that Norwich were confident they could create chances and potentially goals as they ‘knew we could force mistakes’, by putting Newcastle’s defensive line under pressure.
Both goals came from blunders, with Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow having to hold their hands up.
Cameron Jerome relates how ‘We got in their faces and put them on the back foot, which is where we got our goals from’.
Newcastle have become used to even in away games playing as though they are the home team, with the opposition putting out a defensive formation and generally sitting back.
At Carrow Road it was a departure from that but the only problem for Norwich was that they couldn’t keep those energy levels up and the second half saw normality return, with United in pretty much total control after a more end to end opening period.
“We knew we could force mistakes.
“You can never give up on a lost cause and I got on the right side of the defender (Jamaal Lascelles), then Jacob (Murphy) was there to tap it in.
“From working hard you get your rewards – that is what they say in football and although they weren’t pretty goals, it doesn’t matter.
“We were confident we could go on to win the game but unfortunately we couldn’t see it out.
“It was an open game from the first minute.
“I thought it was an entertaining game and a draw was probably a fair reflection, we were caught cold – which was sloppy, but we responded in the right way.
“We got in their faces and put them on the back foot, which is where we got our goals from.
“We don’t want to be beaten. We couldn’t keep them out until the end but a draw was probably a fair result.”