Todd Cantwell insists that Norwich City “belong” in the Premier League as the Canaries move closer to winning promotion from the Championship.
The Canaries are romping their way back to the Premier League after suffering relegation last season, having enjoyed a remarkable 2020/21 campaign under Daniel Farke.
City sit eight points clear at the top of the table, and a win over AFC Bournemouth this weekend would see them win promotion and make an immediate return to the Premier League.
Cantwell was a key player for Norwich as they won the Championship title in 2018/19, before being relegated from the top-flight the following season.
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This season, he’s played an influential part in helping Norwich climb to the top of the league table, scoring six goals and registering five assists in 28 league appearances.
Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of a potential promotion-winning game this weekend, Cantwell insists that Norwich “belong” in the Premier League as they look to win their second league title in three years.
He said: “We’ve got that experience now that we didn’t have before. We want to go up and correct what happened last season.
“That’s the feeling for most of us – it’s definitely my feeling. I expressed recently that I had a very salty feeling about going down last season. I don’t think anyone wanted to be part of that.
“To bring the club back to the Premier League, where I think it belongs, and put things right will be perfect.”
Norwich’s team this season will go down as one of the best teams ever to grace the division.
They have a solid defence, an array of talent and balance in midfield, and going forward, they are so, so deadly.
The challenge will be keeping hold of those types of players, including Emi Buendia, Teemu Pukki and Cantwell, as they all magnificent players who make them tick in the final third.
But they will have learnt a lot about the Premier League last season, and I think that will bode them well in 2021/22.