Norwich City’s Alex Tettey proving a sensation in Premier League

Alexander Tettey has made an immediate impact on his introduction to the Premier League. Alexander Tettey has made an immediate impact on his introduction to the Premier League.

Friday, November 30, 2012
11:02 AM

Alex Tettey owes Norwich City a debt of gratitude, according to Canaries’ boss Chris Hughton.

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The Norwegian midfield powerhouse was a stand-out performer in the club’s 1-1 midweek draw at Southampton which extended City’s unbeaten Premier League run to seven matches ahead of Sunderland’s televised visit on Sunday.

Tettey has been a revelation in a screening role alongside Bradley Johnson since his summer move from Rennes, but Hughton believes Norwich City have been just as good for the 26-year-old. He said: “He is absolutely enjoying his time and he is very grateful for us bringing him into the Premier League. He just loves his football. I think the fact that he has been a regular alongside Brad Johnson in that central midfield has helped and he is very, very enthusiastic about the game.

“He is delighted to be playing in the Premier League and even more than that, delighted to be playing at Norwich City.

“You have to remember the other side to the game, particularly when you are a player who comes here from abroad, and how difficult it can be to adapt. Everybody knows about the financial side of it and the money they can earn and at this level the spotlight is on them even more, but the way he plays typifies everything that is good about football and being a footballer.”

Hughton admitted Tettey’s eye-catching close season signing is a testament to City’s scouting network under the guidance of Ewan Chester.

He said: “He was a player I was aware of and our chief scout, Ewan Chester, is excellent at what he does, but as with all players you are not so sure of their availability. He is one who we were made aware of at the time and that there might be a possibility.

“After a period of time, watching as many videos as you can, it really comes down to a decision you have to make.

“He is one who took a little while to settle in when he joined us and he missed a period of time and went away on international duty but he has been a big player for us.”

City’s recent upturn in fortunes is also a tribute to Hughton’s managerial skills at the elite end of the game after his previous Premier League stint at Newcastle turned sour.

He said: “Anything that’s in the past is very much in the past. I only have one focus now. I’ve been given the opportunity to manage at Norwich and it was an opportunity I was delighted to get. We’ve got a really good group of players and it’s just about teamwork. It’s a wonderful club that we hope we can keep going in the right direction.

“It’s a great relief winning games and getting points. More than any of that, when you work with a group of players, week in, week out, it’s incredibly pleasing and satisfying for them because we’ve got good players.

“It’s satisfying for them to be plying their trade in this division and mixing it with the best teams, and any good run that we have is a testament to them.”

20 comments

  • Sensation - he is fantastic. Boy have we waited a long time for such a player. He can walk through brick walls and still have a shot at goal. Sure at the mo' 9 times out of 10 it might go wide, but he will have created the chance. Before him, the ball would still be in with the opposition. I can't say how much I am pleased he is playing for us!! Makes me feel young again..

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    shefcanary

    Friday, November 30, 2012

  • You`re in surround - sound now, shef!!

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, November 30, 2012

  • great player just hope he can score a few more goals for us he reminds me of etuhu.

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    gav1961

    Friday, November 30, 2012

  • Oh for God's sake don't wake him up too blackdog! And CanaryWest - where have you been? They don't watch us at all - I doubt they even watch their own teams. They certainly know nothing about proper football!

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    The Crab

    Saturday, December 1, 2012

  • Sensation - he is fantastic. Boy have we waited a long time for such a player. He can walk through brick walls and still have a shot at goal. Sure at the mo' 9 times out of 10 it might go wide, but he will have created the chance. Before him, the ball would still be in with the opposition. I can't say how much I am pleased he is playing for us!! Makes me feel young again..

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    shefcanary

    Friday, November 30, 2012

  • not the first Norwiegan to achieve cult status! . Tettey looks the real deal already with power too add.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, December 1, 2012

  • i've mentioned on other boards that Tetty reminds me of Alex Song but with a better passing skill. just hope that we can keep hold of him for longer than just this season, but if he continues to impress the big boys will start circling.

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    goldeneadie

    Sunday, December 2, 2012

  • Sensation - he is fantastic. Boy have we waited a long time for such a player. He can walk through brick walls and still have a shot at goal. Sure at the mo' 9 times out of 10 it might go wide, but he will have created the chance. Before him, the ball would still be in with the opposition. I can't say how much I am pleased he is playing for us!! Makes me feel young again..

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    shefcanary

    Friday, November 30, 2012

  • He's a Premiership player Liz, so you won't have heard of him.

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    Timbo

    Friday, November 30, 2012

  • I think that Tettey is an amazing find, a great player who brings strength and excitment to the team. Solid as a rock and always prepared to have a go. A top man.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, December 1, 2012

  • Liz Knott

    Friday, November 30, 2012

  • The last player to walk or run through brick walls and shoot I think was John Ryan also what a player he was

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    GrumpyMike

    Friday, November 30, 2012

  • billythebookie - obvs looking for a trail of bites as tetty has been sensation since his arrival we have turned the team around and hes a small part of that, goodnight billy

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    Jimmy Hupperby

    Friday, November 30, 2012

  • Billy the bookie and the other lowlife who have nothing to shout about re their teams (Leeds, Ipswich) are envious hence they appear from under their stones with derogatory inane comments! Ignore them and they slink away.

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    blackdog2

    Friday, November 30, 2012

  • Sensation - he is fantastic. Boy have we waited a long time for such a player. He can walk through brick walls and still have a shot at goal. Sure at the mo' 9 times out of 10 it might go wide, but he will have created the chance. Before him, the ball would still be in with the opposition. I can't say how much I am pleased he is playing for us!! Makes me feel young again..

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    shefcanary

    Friday, November 30, 2012

  • Oh come on then Shef., what is the secret to posting in quad, it is hard enough to post singularly!! Where is Ged?

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    blackdog2

    Friday, November 30, 2012

  • The sad thing is I have suspected (for a long while now) that several of the screen names on this forum are but the same person. Sadly I also think that some of the trolls are in fact alternative screen names from a norwich supporter... but hey, I've said my bit, all I know is if the person involved reads this I hope they feel a little bit of humiliation towards themselves (but I very much doubt it)

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    wisemanthree

    Friday, November 30, 2012

  • sensation ??? yes, quite outstanding in some of the mistakes he makes

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    billythebookie

    Friday, November 30, 2012

  • God almighty, Liz Snott is back. Where`s Red Stooge? TB badgerboy is an utter twerp. I`d love for wisemanthree to expand upon his multiple identity theory, so I can compare it with my own. Tettey & Bassong are the spine of this team, along with Holty. Marvellous buys. Didn`t Ewan Chester ply his trade here before, prior to becoming surplus to requirements in the Lambo era? We dunnae waant non - Unglish speakurrs......

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, November 30, 2012

  • Not sure what games you guys have been watching. While others have had individual good games I would say that Tettey and Bassong have been the consistent top performers contributing to our 7 game unbeaten run. He has contributed hugely to the reduction in goals we are conceding. Wish we would play an attacking midfielder in there with him though, which is nothing against Johnson, but with 2 defensive midfielders our attacking options are very limited.

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    CanaryWest

    Friday, November 30, 2012

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