McGovern urges City to re-write Premier League ending ahead of Everton clash

PUBLISHED: 15:32 24 June 2020 | UPDATED: 15:33 24 June 2020

Michael McGovern has urged Norwich City to re-write their Premier League ending. Picture: Michael Sedgwick/Focus Images Ltd

Michael McGovern has urged Norwich City to re-write their Premier League ending. Picture: Michael Sedgwick/Focus Images Ltd

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Michael McGovern wants Norwich City to re-write the script of their Premier League restart with a victory over Everton tonight.

The Northern Irish international has urged his City colleagues not to dwell on the defeat to Southampton on Friday - and says a win against Everton would leave the situation at the bottom of the table looking more positive.

City welcome the Toffees to Carrow Road later this evening - and McGovern hopes they can right the wrongs of Friday night’s performance.

“It was nice to be back in action but ultimately the main thing was disappointment with the result because we’ve worked so hard to get the win to set ourselves up for the remaining nine games.

“Equally, we can’t dwell on it and there’s still all to play for so we can re-write it on Wednesday and if we get a win against Everton then things start to look a lot more positive.”

McGovern has featured on occasion for City this season, including saving a penalty against Aston Villa. 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdMcGovern has featured on occasion for City this season, including saving a penalty against Aston Villa. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

McGovern has been largely an understudy for City this season, but Daniel Farke has praised his influence in the dressing room.

Reflecting on why City sit bottom of the table, the shot-stopper reflected: “It’s difficult for a team like us when we want to play expansive football after coming up.

“The manager has these beliefs which got us to where we are and then we couldn’t change to become more of a defensive team,” the goalkeeper told BBC Sportsound Extra Time

“We stuck to our beliefs which we should have done, but we’ve been punished when in the Championship, we wouldn’t have been.

“We really should have had more points on the board and there’s been a lot of games where we’ve had chances but the other team has taken them. I think the step up has been more noticeable in terms of the opposition taking their chances.

“We’ve played some nice stuff at times and the way we play is nice to watch but we’ve just been so unfortunate in not taking our chances.”

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