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Watkins: The win mattered most

22 August 2017

Marley Watkins believes making the next round of the Carabao Cup was the main thing on Tuesday night as City cruised into the third round, beating Charlton 4-1.

The Canaries went behind in the opening five minutes but did well to recover and score four goals to seal the win and Watkins said he always knew their quality would show.

Speaking to the media after the match, Watkins said: “It was about staying calm. We had to believe in our game and our system and believe in our quality shining through, which it did.

“It was a very sloppy start but I think as we settled in we started to do what we do, passing the ball around and moving them about. We got the goals which were always going to come.

“[Coming from behind] shows our character. We have to cut it out though because it gives us a mountain to climb especially against better teams. But the main thing is that we’re through.”

The victory proved extra special for Watkins as he bagged his first competitive goal in a City shirt to put the Canaries 3-1 up.

Watkins spent the night up-front for the first time in yellow and green and said he's happy to play wherever Daniel Farke decides to put him.

“I enjoyed playing up-front,” he admitted. “I’m still getting there fitness-wise because I missed a few games in pre-season.  It was good to get a goal and an assist.

“I’ve felt [a goal] was coming. It should have come against Fulham and it’s always in the back of your mind, but it’s nice to get off the mark.

“I think it’s more important to do it in the league and hopefully I can do that soon.”


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