Norwich City must 'shut games off', says Andrew Surman

Andrew Surman
Surman's goal against Wolves on Tuesday was his first in the top flight

Norwich City midfielder Andrew Surman has said his side may have to resist their attacking urges in order to see out games.

The Canaries have attracted admirers for their forward-thinking approach this term, but have dropped 12 points from winning positions.

"We probably need to know when to shut a game off," 25-year-old Surman told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"It's just the nature of how we approached games last season and this."

Norwich let a 2-1 lead slip against Wolves on Tuesday night when Ronald Zubar headed in an 82nd-minute equaliser.

And Surman, who opened the scoring against his former club, accepts the Canaries may have left themselves open at the back in their pursuit of a decisive goal.

"We felt it was a game we could win and having been ahead twice we felt we could go and get a third," added Surman.

"I guess sometimes we need to relax. But it's just the ethos of the team. We want to win games and score goals."

Results on Wednesday night meant Norwich retained their ninth-place position and will see them in the top half of the Premier League table on Christmas Day for the first time since 1994.

"We've put ourselves in a great position but we want to be there at the end of the season not at Christmas," said Surman.

"We've given ourselves a great platform and if we keep that going I'm sure we'll be alright."

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