Timm Klose praised the character of his Norwich City teammates to come from behind and beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 at the City Ground.
City fell behind early on in what was a sluggish start but they recovered to take all three points and move into the Sky Bet Championship play-off places.
Speaking to canaries.co.uk post-match, Klose said: “We did a great job after the first 15/20 minutes. We were a bit too sloppy, we didn’t start bright enough and also not brave enough. We got punished for that.
“Afterwards we did a great job to get back into the game. [The comeback] shows the spirit this year is very good. As I said, sometimes you will struggle in this league because we play against good opponents.
“They can also play football and it’s sometimes about how you get out of those situations when they are tricky and hard. I think we did a great job today.
“They have a very good team. The way they want to play and the way the players bring it onto the pitch is very good. It’s very hard to play against.
“We had to pay the price after the first 15 minutes but afterwards we controlled the game and that was the most important thing.”
Klose bagged the two important goals on the day, both coming from set-pieces.
On the goals, he added: “It’s always a good situation for defenders if you have any set pieces and I had the nose for the right moment and I was in the right spot so I’m pleased with that.
“You have to give all the credit to Jordan [Rhodes] for his first header. It was unbelievable how he won that against whoever it was and it was easy for me to score.
“It’s always nice to score it front of the fans. It gave us a good boost for the last 10 minutes or so. We tried to keep them away from our goal and thankfully we did that.”