Norwich can avoid relegation this season despite having tough games against Arsenal and Manchester City, according to Bradley Johnson.
The Canaries midfielder has spoken out to try and give his team-mates a lift going into the final six matches of the Premier League campaign, following a run of one league win in 15 outings which has left them just four points clear of the drop zone.
Johnson is aware that they must travel to face Arsenal this weekend, while reigning Premier League champions Manchester City await at the Etihad Stadium on the final day.
However, the former Leeds man is confident they can get a result against both clubs while Chris Hughton’s men also have to face fellow strugglers Reading, Stoke and Aston Villa where vital points can be accrued.
“We knew it was going to be tough from the beginning of the season,” Johnson told Sky Sports.
“The Premier League is the hardest in the country and we knew it was going to be hard from the get go and we would love to have been safe now but we aren’t and now every game we go into is a cup final.”
On facing the league’s top teams, Johnson added: “No one expects us to go to clubs like Arsenal and Man Utd and win, but we’ve beaten both of them at home already this season so who says we can’t do it away from home?
“We know it will be a hard game. If we get anything out of it, it will be a bonus.
“We work hard for each other and we got into Arsenal’s faces at home. We upset their rhythm.”
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