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26 December 2015

Midfielder makes first City league start in 14 months

NORWICH City's Vadis Odjidja was left in reflective mood after his side were beaten 3-0 at Tottenham Hotspur on Boxing Day.

Two first half goals from Harry Kane, plus a further strike from Tom Carroll, saw the hosts take all three Barclays Premier League points at White Hart Lane. 

The Canaries had begun the game brightly, with Odjidja himself going close to scoring the first goal early on only to be denied by a fine Hugo Lloris save following a flowing move by the visitors.

Speaking to Norwich City TV after the match, the 26-year-old said: "It was a good shot, but unfortunately for us it was also a good save from the goalkeeper.

"We started well before they got the penalty, then continued to fight by giving everything we had. When you come here it's never going to be easy because they're a good team at home.

"In the second half we kept belief as Spurs have given away leads this season. We had some good spells but it was always going to be very hard to win here."

Having made his first league start under City boss Alex Neil, Odjidja is now eager to keep pushing for more first team outings.

"I've been working really hard to get this opportunity," he explained.

"The gaffer gave me my chance today, which I'm really happy about. I made my first appearance recently against Arsenal at home which gave me a real boost.

"I've kept on fighting to get my first start so all I can do is show the manager he can count on me. I'm working really hard every day to get more chances and show people what I can do to help the team.

"We'll fight for three points against Aston Villa. Those are the games which are really important to us, so we have to make sure we get the win."

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