David Wagner insists Championship rivals have not seen anything yet from his resurgent Norwich City.

The German has plotted thumping away wins over Preston and Coventry to move back inside the top six in a dream start to his Carrow Road tenure.

Wagner knew he was inheriting a top squad at this level, but the manner they have absorbed his strategy has impressed even the new head coach.

“This is something special,” he said. “I had the feeling before these two games, where we had even less time together, that they already had shown they at least understood the majority of the idea, and that they really like to make it happen on the grass.

"This takes time. It will take more than a couple of weeks, even more than a couple of months. But how open minded they have been is excellent.

“Did I think we can win the first two games, with eight goals to two in our favour? No. I didn’t think about that. I didn’t have that in my head. I thought more about the performances.

"I hoped with this group we had the chance to show our potential and our quality. They've shown quality in the last three games. This is what excited me. This is why I signed the contract. I knew there was quality in this group.”

Wagner has unlocked City’s goalscoring potential.

“I'm happy with a lot of the individual performances but I'm very happy with the commitment the players have shown, and the responsibility that everybody takes,” he said. “If you see Teemu (Pukki) at Coventry he deserved a goal because he worked tirelessly defensively.


"But our defenders can also bring something at the other end of the pitch with assists and goals. This is how it looks, this is how it should be. And this makes me happy that everybody already understands it.

“It's not about the offensive players only doing the attacking stuff and vice versa. No, it's about the group, being together, feeling that responsibility and bringing the right energy on the grass. And I think in terms of the intensity and the energy we showed in the first half at Coventry it was very, very intense.

"From my perspective, maybe too much intensity and too much energy. You also have to have your moments where you can calm down and control the ball. And this is what we missed.

"Maybe because of the energy which we had in the stands, because our away support was amazing. The players perhaps got over-excited in the first half.”