Daniel Farke said his Norwich City side were always in firm control of their 3-1 victory over Cardiff City in Round Two of the Carabao Cup.
City cruised to a three-goal lead thanks to goals from Dennis Srbeny (x2) and Max Aarons and a Bruno Manga response late on was only a consolation for the Bluebirds.
Speaking post-match, Farke said: "I'm totally happy, it was a well-deserved win.
"It was a good performance, we had everything under control from the first to the last second.
"We were better in possession. It's so important that you take your well-deserved credit and today we were able to score.
"The result could have easily been a bit higher but I'm pleased with the 3-1 and pleased we're in the next round.
"We got the feeling we were pretty sharp and we wanted to go further on into the next round."
Cardiff inevitably threw everything at the Canaries in the final 20 minutes but Farke was delighted how his team dealt with the threat.
"It's always important that you go into the lead and also important that you are there not conceding too many goals and small individual mistakes," he added.
"It's always dangerous against Cardiff with all their set-pieces. They are always a threat and they score out of them - it was important we kept possession today and that we controlled the game and kept them away from our own goal.
"From a football side, I think it was a more than deserved win. Just one team was playing football and I think the right team won today."