Tony Andreu wants to sort out his Norwich City future
PUBLISHED: 10:31 31 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:31 31 May 2017
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Tony Andreu is keen to know if he figures in Daniel Farke’s Norwich City’s plans after his Scottish Premiership play-off heartache with Dundee United.
Andreu was a key figure in the Tangerines’ promotion push, which ended with a 1-0 aggregate defeat to his old club Hamilton earlier this week.
The 29-year-old returns to his parent club this summer with one year left on his existing Canaries’ deal, but has yet to make the breakthrough at Carrow Road after following ex-City boss Alex Neil south in 2015.
“I can’t say what will happen next, everything is open with me. I have loved it at United, but as a professional player I want to play at the highest level I can,” he said. “And the first thing I have to do is see what is going to happen at Norwich because I have a year of my contract there left.
“Now I have to go back to Norwich and as of yesterday I was their player again, so will see what is going to happen for me. My heart is with United and the fans. They have been great to me and the players around the club have been so good.”
Andreu, speaking to the Dundee Evening Telegraph, admits he is hurting from the Tangerines’ near miss after scoring 19 goals in 42 appearances during a season-long stint.
“It’s painful for everyone connected with the club right now, from the players to the fans and the coach and manager,” he said. “We really did put everything into the season and it is very hard for it to finish like this with us so close, but still not there.
“But I think there is a good team here and next season the manager can get United up. I have enjoyed working with him and I have liked his ideas and the way he does the job. I think with a more open league next season he can win automatic promotion. With the players that are here we can definitely go up.”
Andreu felt Hamilton had the better end of the play-off format with Dundee United having to battle through a series of Scottish Championship play-off ties before taking on top flight Accies.
“Personally, by the last game I was very tired,” he said. “It was a long season and we never got much rest. Then to play six games in three weeks at the end of that long season is asking a lot. Maybe no point in teams who finish third and fourth taking part.”