Sinani tips City to cause a Premier League shock
PUBLISHED: 22:09 15 June 2020 | UPDATED: 22:11 15 June 2020
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Danel Sinani is backing Norwich City to beat the odds and stay in the Premier League.
Sinani agreed a pre-contract deal to join the Canaries from July 1 but will not be eligible to feature for his club until next season after professional football was put on hold due to the global pandemic.
City return to action on Friday against Southampton behind closed doors and the 23-year-old Luxembourg international feels Daniel Farke’s squad can stay up.
“Mathematically it’s still possible. This season Norwich played an exciting brand of football at times but they have been very unlucky most of the time,” he said. “Very often they didn’t get the results their good performance deserved and had nothing to show for their efforts in the end.
“Their league position does not reflect their true value.
“Deep down I hope they stay up but it will be incredibly tough.”
Sinani, however, is ready to play his part in the Championship should City lose their top flight fight. National boss Luc Holtz exclusively told the Pinkun in April the youngster can handle the physical aspect of English football.
“Look, you can’t compare Luxembourg to England but even in Luxembourg I always got rough treatment,” he said, speaking to the Sun. “I know in England it will be even worse because defenders are tough and known for uncompromising tackles and tight marking.
“Premier League or Championship, it doesn’t make a difference for me.
“I want to play in the Premier League but that’s normal I guess, because there are better players and you come up against better opponents.
“In the Championship teams go about things differently, set up differently and play in a different way but I am prepared.
“Having said that, on a personal note it won’t matter if it is Premier League or Championship because I want to make an impact wherever I am.
“All I want is to make an impact and for Norwich to do well.
“And I am sure I will do well.”