Last Updated: Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:23
Javier Garrido is vowing to do everything in his power to help Norwich avoid the drop as he doesn't want another relegation on his CV.
The Spanish defender has first-hand knowledge of the pain of going down after experiencing that low in 2007 as a member of the Real Sociedad side dumped out of La Liga.
His disappointment was then compounded when his beloved first club decided to let him go in order to balance the books.
Garrido is therefore in no hurry to endure that kind of heartache again and for that reason he is determined to do his bit to ensure that the Canaries get the points they need to survive in the Premier League, starting against Swansea this weekend.
Chris Hughton's men head into their last seven fixtures in 14th place in the table and some four points above the relegation zone, but after winning just once in 14 matches, alarm bells have been ringing at Carrow Road.
The former Manchester City full-back, who played 86 times for Real Sociedad, said: ""Unfortunately I got relegated and it was a black point in my career. It was very disappointing for everyone, including the supporters.
"Now I think we need six more points, 40 points will be enough, maybe less. The perfect thing would be to win two or three more games. The most important thing, though, is to have the sensation of winning this game. If we won we would breathe better
"The mentality is to go out to win. Norwich have to beat Swansea. From the first minute we need to show we are footballers. The players and the fans want to play in the Premier League next season. It is one thing to be in the Premier League where everything is perfect, it is another thing to be in the championship."
Garrido is currently on loan from Italian club Lazio but he can see his future with City if they can stay up.
He added: "I feel so comfortable here. Personally I would love to stay here because I am happy.
"But we need to improve, We have quality up front. When the team don't score the focus is on the strikers but everyone has to help the strikers to score. We need to score more goals."
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