Jamal Lewis expressed his pride at making his professional debut for Norwich City during Friday night's 2-1 loss to Brentford at Carrow Road.
The Academy graduate featued as a second half substitute for Daniel Farke's side, having overcome a knee problem which curtailed an excellent pre-season in the summer.
Speaking to canaries.co.uk after returning from four months on the sidelines, Lewis said: "On an individual note, it's good to get my debut.
"It feels like it's been a long time coming, with my injury. Even last season, I felt close to making my debut and I just want to kick on now.
"My mum was up in the crowd so got to watch it. It was a proud moment for her and for my family, because they've been on my journey with me and hey're the ones I try to make proud every day.
"The debut is done with now though. I just want to get into the team and help us get some wins."
While pleased to have made his bow for the club, the youngster remains aware of the bigger picture after a disappointing home reverse.
"At the end of the day, it's about the team so I'm disappointed," he added.
"We've got a lot of games in the Christmas period and hopefully we can turn it around. I feel ready to go and want to show the boss what I can do.
"Helping the team win is all that matters. Getting in the team and getting the points is the target for me.
"I've been training with the first team for a while now so I'm used to the tempo. Now, it's about getting used to the league.
"Hopefully I can adapt quickly and make an impact."