Norwich City boss Alex Neil is hoping his players can take inspiration from West Ham ahead of their visit to Manchester City this weekend.
The Canaries have slumped to 16th in the Premier League table after no wins in their last five games, but Neil believes he has seen improvement in his side in recent weeks and is confident they can spring a surprise.
“In the last couple of games we’ve been better defensively,” said Neil. “West Ham went to Manchester City and got a result, so there’s no reason why we can’t give a good account of ourselves.
“If you get your players playing well, then there’s no reason why you can’t go there and get a result.”
Neil also rejected claims that Norwich are in the position they should expect to be in and reckons his team are capable of challenging higher up the table.
I still think there is more scope within my set of players to improve on where we find ourselves right now,” he added.
“If you are saying to me in relative terms we are where we should expect to be in the table then I would say, no, I think we can be better.
On Saturday’s opponents, Neil has called for his defence to remain difficult to break down if Norwich City are to have any chance of a positive result at the Etihad Stadium.
“Manchester City will be a completely different challenge from the one we faced at Everton,” he said.
“They play totally different in terms of their system so we are going to have to adapt and try as best as we can to cause them as many problems as we can and obviously keep it tight at the back. Saturday is going to be a completely different kettle of fish.”
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