Midfielder insists City were not over-confident at Burnley because of victory over champions

PUBLISHED: 09:26 23 September 2019 | UPDATED: 09:31 23 September 2019

Moritz Leitner insists City didn't take Burnley lightly after their heroics against Manchester City. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Moritz Leitner insists City didn't take Burnley lightly after their heroics against Manchester City. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Moritz Leitner insists Norwich City did not underestimate Burnley because of their landmark triumph over Manchester City.

The Canaries slumped from the high of beating the reigning Premier League champions 3-2 at Carrow Road, to the disappointment of being defeated 2-0 at Turf Moor.

"I don't think some of our lads were celebrating about last week," said the German midfielder, who came as close as any City player to scoring with a shot that clattered a post. "Of course after that game we could celebrate a little bit but it was just one game, we had to fight for the next points.

"We now have six points (from six games), this is not what we want, we wanted to have more, but it didn't happen.

"So of course we are disappointed and we want to take points from our next game."

The 26-year-old had missed the win over Manchester City with a calf problem but came on for the injured Alex Tettey after just 13 minutes at Burnley, and proved to be one of the visitors' better performers.

The former Germany Under-21 captain remains convinced that City's passing style will allow them to thrive in the top flight as well, but admits that Daniel Farke's players needed to show more desire at times on Saturday.

"We can be successful with our football, of course (but) we have to leave our heart on the pitch," he continued. "All the time it is not like we only play football on the pitch, it's also to show emotion for the games, then we can play football.

"But the important things will always be there, the lads stick together, work hard and then we can play good football."

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After having a superb away record of just two losses during last season's superb Championship title triumph, the 26-year-old is staying calm about losing all three away games so far this season, at Liverpool and West Ham prior to the Burnley defeat - ahead of a trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

"Of course away is always a little bit different but we want to play our football, it doesn't matter if we are at home or away," Leitner added.

"We are prepared for each and every game the same, of course it's disappointing that we are again in an away game without points. But we will show that we will fight and get points in an away game."

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