Askou - Norwich are a match for anyone

Chris Lakey Jens Berthel Askou says City have proved they are a match for anyone in League One - and are desperate to prove it. The Canaries threatened to end Leeds' unbeaten record in midweek, before being denied even a point in the dying moments.

Chris Lakey

Jens Berthel Askou says City have proved they are a match for anyone in League One - and are desperate to prove it.

The Canaries threatened to end Leeds' unbeaten record in midweek, before being denied even a point in the dying moments.

But Askou believes City did enough to send out a message to the rest of the division.


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“It was maybe the toughest game throughout the season and I think we showed everybody - and not least ourselves - that we are as good as anyone,” said the City defender.

“Of course, it is always about the result, but we can take a great deal from the game.

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“The team has great confidence at the moment, we think we can beat any team. Maybe we should have beaten Leeds, but that's what happens. You make mistakes and you get punished.

“But I think we are as good as anybody - and people can see that now.”

Swindon are the visitors to Carrow Road on Saturday and the Dane says it's back to business - with a vengeance.

“We just have to get it out of our system as soon as possible and I am positive we are able to do that,” he said.

“Of course you are always disappointed when you get beaten like that, but that's football and with the games coming up we just need to pick ourselves up and of course we are able to do that.

“We have plenty of games in the next couple of weeks and we just have to get back in there and get on a new run and hopefully win on Saturday and again the next game and so on.

“We have had a positive streak the last couple of weeks. We were terribly unlucky at Leeds but I think we have been sending out a message to everyone in the last few weeks.”

Askou was left shell-shocked after City's good work at Elland Road was undone by a poor goalkick by Fraser Forster which handed Jermaine Beckford the winner on a plate - just as it seemed destined for a 1-1 draw.

“That was a terrible ending after a good evening,” he said. “We played very well, we fought for 90 minutes and I think we deserved at least a point. I think we were the better team throughout the game.

“They had their chances as well but I think we were on top of the game and we deserved at least a point.

“I think as a whole we were in control. They will always get their chances and some of the chances they got from us, setting them up in front of goal or losing a tackle or something, but I think as a team we did very well and we were more comfortable on the ball than they were which gave us the upper hand throughout the game.”

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