Norwich boss Lambert full of praise for Ruddy after Spurs performance

Norwich City boss Paul Lambert was full of praise for John Ruddy after victory at Tottenham. Ruddy produced a brilliant save to deny Benoit Assou-Ekotto when the scores were still level.

Norwich City boss Paul Lambert was full of praise for John Ruddy after victory at Tottenham.

Ruddy produced a brilliant save to deny Benoit Assou-Ekotto when the scores were still level.

Lambert sees no reason why the former Everton stopper and several of his other hard working team should not earn international recognition.

"Ruddy has been playing like that for two years. He's on top of his game," said Lambert.

"People are going to clamour for him with England, but you could do a lot worse than look at him, the way he is playing and with the workrate he has got."

The Norwich boss continued: "On merit and the way the team are playing, maybe people should look at them [for international call-ups].

"I don't want people to dismiss them as being at 'little old Norwich'. They have earned the right to make a name for themselves."

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