Onel Hernandez has praised David Wagner's role in Norwich City's dramatic uplift in form. 

Their 4-2 victory away to Coventry has elevated them back into the top six and saw them record consecutive victories for the first time since September. 

A flurry of goals in the opening 20 minutes saw City race into a 3-0 lead in the Midlands, only for Coventry to score twice within five minutes to work their way back into the contest. That frustrated Wagner, who made his feelings felt inside the away dressing room at half time. 

That provoked a reaction that saw Norwich dominate the second half with Kieran Dowell adding a fourth goal to secure the points. 

Wagner has now won both of his Championship games in charge of the Canaries - with Norwich scoring four goals against Preston and Coventry. 

Hernandez, who has started both matches under Wagner and scored City's second goal at the CBS Arena, believes the German's intensity has helped Norwich's squad rediscover form. 

“He is very direct and he knows what he wants. He told everyone straight away from the first day he came into the changing room what he wants and the players really understood that," Hernandez said. "That is how we work now.  

“In the last couple of years, we’ve always been on the front foot and in the last half a year, it wasn’t the same. We feel that we are back. That is the game we want to play. We want to play forward. We want to attack. We want to keep the ball. That’s exactly what the players are doing for the moment.

The Pink Un: Onel Hernandez put Norwich City 2-0 up. Onel Hernandez put Norwich City 2-0 up. (Image: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Limited)

“He spoke with everyone, including me, and told me what he wants. It’s positive but nothing is done. We have to keep working. You feel it everyday in the training ground, he wants more from everyone and that they step up. He wants it very intense.

“He can’t be the same. We are all different. He is a different character for sure. I enjoy working with him. He has a different philosophy than Dean Smith.

"Just because you are 4-2 up, it is not enough for him. That is how he tells us and shows us. Nothing is done. We have only played two games.

"We have to keep going on and working hard. He knows why he is here and want he wants from us and we know that as well."