Bradley Johnson has hailed Norwich's fighting spirit after they came from two goals down to snatch a point against Blackburn.
Paul Lambert's men had looked out of contention heading into the final 10 minutes at Carrow Road when they trailed 3-1 following a quickfire brace by Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Christopher Samba after Steve Morison's fine effort had cancelled out an impressive opener from Junior Hoilett on the stroke of half-time.
However, a deflected effort from Johnson, which looped up off Jason Lowe and over Paul Robinson, gave the home side a lifeline before substitute Grant Holt scored an stoppage time penalty to earn a draw.
Johnson feels the character of Lambert's men - who currently sit comfortably in the top half of the table after a run of just one loss at Manchester United in the last six league games - can serve them well for the battles ahead.
"We could have dropped our heads at half-time and come out in the second half with sad faces, but we have the desire to know the game lasts 90 minutes," said the combative midfielder.
"We are tight. Everyone wants to do well for each other and the manager.
"Holty could easily drop his head as he has not been playing, but both strikers scored and they are fighting for that shirt."
Johnson, a free transfer summer recruit from Leeds, added: "We have all come from the lower leagues and this is where we want to be. Every game we go into, we want to win.
"In pre-season, we bonded well and went to Germany for a few games.
"It is down to the manager. We have that desire and work-rate in abundance."
Lambert had named an unchanged starting XI for the sixth match in succession, meaning Holt had to again be content with a place on the bench.
The Norwich manager, though, insists the squad are all working together towards the collective goal of retaining their top-flight status.
"I try to explain to them, the best I can, thankfully the group and the lads have been brilliant," Lambert said.
"It is never easy. I know the situation myself that maybe you don't play and you are disappointed.
"But the lads that don't play are every bit as important as those who do play. We need the group to go the same way."
Following last weekend's 1-1 draw at Liverpool, where Holt had also come off the bench to score an important goal, confidence was high among the Canaries faithful of a comfortable win over a Blackburn team who were struggling at the bottom of the table.
Lambert, though, had warned there would be no complacency on the pitch from his team as they looked to secure another positive result.
It proved just as stern a test as the Norwich manager had predicted.
He said: "Against the top six sides, people will not expect you to get anything, so anything else is a bonus.
"When you play the teams you are battling against, you have to try and win as many as you can - but it is not that easy. Blackburn are a good side.
"We are battling ever so hard to get as many points on the board as we can.
"We have Aston Villa next week and that will be a huge game, but I am sure the lads will look forward to it."