Canaries star benefits from run
Andrew Surman admits he was not the only member of the Canaries squad with something to prove this season.
Paul Lambert's squad were written off by some before the season started and made favourites to go straight back to the Championship by the bookmakers.
Surman, who had previously tasted top-flight action at Wolves, says he could feel the hunger to do well and prove people wrong from his team-mates before a ball was kicked in August.
"Yes, I think probably everyone had that attitude at the start of the season," he told edp24.co.uk. "We were lacking Premier League experience and I think everyone wants to go and prove they can play at the top level.
"Having not really played at Wolves, it was important I went out and tried to show maybe I should have been playing. There was always a point to prove and as long as you keep that attitude you'll keep your place. It's been great to have a run of games. At Wolves I was in and out and I only played a handful of games.
"It's difficult to get some form when you're in and out of the team. But thankfully the gaffer's given me a run in the team and it's been a successful season. If you take your foot off the gas, there is always someone to come in and take your shoes and see if they can prove themselves in the Premier League.
"I've kicked on since then and managed to get a good run of games and I've been pleased with my form."