Daniel Farke described his Norwich City side’s display in the 3-1 win over Lincoln City as “pretty solid”.
City produced some eyecatching attacking football throughout and were well worth their 3-0 advantage after goals from Kenny McLean on debut, Onel Hernandez and Louis Thompson, returning after almost two years out injured.
A late own goal didn’t bother Farke and he said the result could and should have been more comfortable.
“In general, I’m pleased,” the City Head Coach said post-match. “It was a tough test and we knew Lincoln would be highly-motivated in their first game of pre-season.
“It’s quite normal when you are able to present yourselves against a Championship side; you are highly-motivated and pretty aggressive.
“Like I mentioned before, there’s a lot of load for my guys at the moment. We had many changes today, we changed our base formation during the game and had many changes in personal terms.
“For that, I think it was a pretty solid performance. We were 3-0 up after 85 minutes and it ended 3-1 – to be honest, the game felt a bit more like a 5-0.
“The result isn’t so important in pre-season, in general the performance was good."
City announced the signing of striker Jordan Rhodes a few hours prior to kick-off and the new man played the whole second half on debut.
“I was pretty pleased with his 45 minutes,” Farke continued. “He was there with good movements and used his body well.
“He showed some good movements in the box and did a pretty good link leading up to the third goal.
“I’m very pleased to have him.”