Navas: We're working hard to improve our away form
- 11 March 2016 09:08
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
Jesus Navas believes a win at Carrow Road could give City the perfect boost for the remaining games on the road this season.
The Blues have managed just five wins away from home this season with the latest reverse at Liverpool meaning Manuel Pellegrini’s men have scored just 13 goals in 14 trips.
That is start contrast to the 22 goals scored in just 10 cup matches away from the Etihad – an average better than two goals per game.
“It’s been really tough in the Premier League for some reason but we will keep working hard to improve away from home,” said Navas.
“There is no difference in the way we approach cup games – it’s just been a struggle to score in Premier League games away from home this season but as I say, we will prepare well and work hard and hope the goals will start to come.”
Norwich have fallen into the relegation zone in recent weeks and are scrapping for survival, but Navas recalled how the Canaries gave the Blues a tough game in the first league meeting last October.
That day, a last-minute Yaya Toure penalty secured a 2-1 win for City and the Spanish winger is expecting a similarly tough encounter this weekend.
“We both need the points for completely different reasons and we are expecting a really tough game,” said Navas.
They played well at the Etihad and were much better than their position suggests
“We haven’t had much luck this season as a whole and many of the teams below us are stronger this year, but we believe in ourselves and that we will finish the season strongly, but we have to win this game.”
With the Blues returning to winning ways last weekend against Aston Villa, Navas enjoyed perhaps his best 90 minutes of the season.
He is hoping it is the start of a strong end to the campaign both personally and for the team.
He said: “I work as hard as I can for the team, the manager and our supporters and always have and will continue to do until the end of the season.
“We are still in a good position in the league, have won the Capital One Cup and have a good chance of progressing into the Champions League quarter-finals.
“After Norwich, we have Kyiv and United – two very tough games – but if we take three points on Saturday, it will give is a big boost at the beginning of what is a very important week for us.”