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Holt Glad To Silence Fans After Win At Swansea

Holt Glad To Silence Fans After Win At Swansea

Norwich City striker Grant Holt says he was happy to silence the Swansea City fans yesterday after they 3-2 win at the Liberty Stadium.

Holt says he likes receiving abuse from opposing fans as it proves he's doing something right - scoring goals against them.

The striker received plenty of abuse yesterday from the Swans fans after what he posted on his twitter account - 'good team nice ground shame there welsh'

Holt says he likes receiving abuse and was glad to silence them after scoring two goals in yesterday's win:

"It`s absolutely huge,"

"We talked a lot this week about when we came down here last year and the way we were after they scored and they won 3-0, and for a lot of us here it stuck in the back of our minds. So we had a point to prove. A lot of us were disappointed with last year and we put it to bed this year.

"We certainly did quieten them. I always get stick so it doesn`t really matter. If people want to give me abuse I`ve got broad shoulders as you can see, so I can take it.

"I enjoy it, and that`s football. I don`t want to ever go to a game where no one says anything and it`s just quiet and boring. But I`m sure those giving out the stick will all be a bit quieter this evening.

"I`m never popular wherever I go and I like that, I like getting abuse. One of my managers years ago told me the reason they shout at you and they don`t like you is because you are doing something right. I`m big enough and old enough to take it. As long as I don`t get at the young lads, I`ll be fine."

Holt says recent claims that Norwich City have turned into a long-ball team are ridiculous:

"There were a few things said this week that we`ve turned into a long ball team, which is absolutely ridiculous,"

"We play a certain way to beat a certain side and I think you could see that today from our tactics - the way we held them tight, changed to the diamond and tore them apart for 20 minutes.

"We have got a belief, we have got a desire and we have got a team spirit and that needs to be instilled by the manager - he is very clever at who he brings in and slots into this squad.

"We were happy with the first half. They had a lot of possession. It was a sloppy goal which we weren`t happy with. We talked at half-time about being a bit higher up the pitch and more ruthless, and I thought once we got the first goal we looked comfortable for a good spell.

"We really went for them. When we did that we put them on the back foot and they didn`t really know what had hit them for 20 minutes. It looked like every way we turned we were going to get in.

"We are a good side, we know that, and we`ve got players in this team that can cause anyone trouble and I think we showed that today. Obviously we were disappointed with the penalty, but we held on and did well."

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Date:Sunday February 12 2012
Time: 9:29PM

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