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Mario Vrancic on 'a brilliant day' at Brentford

19 September 2017

Mario Vrancic spoke of a 'brilliant' day in the colours of Norwich City after helping fire his side past Brentford and into the Carabao Cup last sixteen on Tuesday.

The Canaries midfielder rolled home a first half penalty at Griffin Park before finding the net with a free-kick in the second period, before Josh Murphy added a third during an excellent team display.

Brentford notched a consolation late on, but that didn't take the gloss of a third win in four for Vrancic, who told Norwich City TV: "I'm pretty happy.

"We're one round further and I scored my first goals for Norwich. It's a brilliant day for us.

"My penalty was not so calm, I was pretty nervous! It looked easy, but it wasn't.

"The second one, I practice a lot after training. Me and James Maddison spend 20 minutes the day before a game doing it.

"I'm happy I could score today."

With City having now seen off three opponents in the competition, the 28-year-old is relishing whatever challenge is presented to his side in the next round.

"In cup football, it's all or nothing," he added.

"We're happy we didn't play 120 minutes. We want to win each and every game and are happy to be in the next round.

"During the international break we trained a lot on our defensive behaviour. We've improved it and today we had a really good balance between possession and defending.

"That's important for our game. We're a pretty good team and everybody is helping each other."

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