'They're too good for the Championship' - Earnie purring over City
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Former Norwich City striker Robert Earnshaw insists the Canaries will not be stopped as they close in on a Premier League return.
Earnshaw had a prolific 18-month spell at Carrow Road and the ex-West Brom forward and Welsh international has no doubt Daniel Farke's squad is bound for the top flight.
“Every time I see them, I enjoy watching them play," he said. "They’ve got good individuals that work well together as a team.
"They’re in one of those positions, a bit like West Brom were, where they’re too good for the Championship but keep stumbling in the Premier League, so they just need that bit of consistency.
"They’ve got a very good squad and I think they’re stronger than they were in the Premier League – they’re more equipped.
"There’s no way they can’t get promoted with the position they’re in right now, it’s just a question of whether they’ll finish first or second."
"The biggest thing for Norwich was keeping him, because they could have easily lost him," said Earnshaw. "He’s a goalscorer and his movement is excellent, along with (Emi) Buendia and (Todd) Cantwell, they all click. They kept the core of the team and kept the manager.
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"The biggest thing with Norwich is their style of play, it makes a difference. When someone is missing, they can still find a way.
“The amount of games, it’s relentless.
"What you need is a very good spine and someone at the back who sets the standard by being solid. You need a good goalkeeper and (Tim) Krul is very experienced, he’s doing very well. Then, you need someone who can make a difference in the tight games and score goals; Pukki impresses me so much and is a huge player for them."