How important are the fans to Norwich City’s players? This much
Fan power can make the difference in Norwich City’s Premier League crusade, insists Christoph Zimmermann.
The injured City defender was blown away by the home support last time out watching from the stands in that epic 3-2 Carrow Road win over the champions.
Norwich head to Crystal Palace tomorrow looking for a first point on the road and Zimmermann is urging the Canaries' support to be loud and proud.
"Norwich is so much about the city and the county and we are all in this together and if we can keep this going for the rest of the season I am very positive we can achieve our goals," he said.
"We see at home especially how much of an impact the fans have on our games, and with them at our back we can compete against anybody on our pitch or despite how many injuries we have. We can always make something happen at Carrow Road.
"For a newly promoted side away is never easy but we have all the chances at home and I would love to see that atmosphere we had for Manchester City keeping going on.
"It was a great joy to watch that from the stands.
"The people in front of me had tears in their eyes when the third goal went in and it was great to be a part of that and experience it and see how much it means to the people and how loud it was in the stadium."
Zimmermann believes Daniel Farke's squad have already defied expectations, after a daunting start to their Premier League crusade.
"When I saw the first five fixtures, Liverpool away and Manchester City and Chelsea at home, for a newly promoted side you feel if you get a point somehow then that is okay," he said.
"But to play the two best, undisputed best teams in the league, on what we all saw last season, you wouldn't expect to get anything. You heard the experts and they were saying the maximum we could hope for from the first five games was one point.
"On the back of Man City you hope to get at least a point at Burnley but we all knew it was a completely different task.
"Away from home so far has not been good for us, in terms of the points. But you look at Wolves or Watford and they haven't won a single game yet.
"We are very good going forward, scoring many goals, so it is never an issue about scoring or creating. That is why you have to be positive."