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Mario Vrancic: We are buzzing

2 February 2019

Mario Vrancic said City’s win over Leeds United was down to the determination of the whole team working together.

A brace from Vrancic and a first-half goal from Teemu Pukki helped Norwich to a 3-1 victory, and the Bosnian midfielder said it was a great feeling for the team.

“We are buzzing about the win, it was a great performance and we had big, big support from our fans which gave us a big boost,” he said. “We are relieved and happy that we could win this game.

“Leeds are a great side and they have great individual players. It was difficult to defend against them but we did well. It was a really tough game but, in the end, a well-deserved win for us.”

Vrancic has been a regular fixture in Daniel Farke’s starting eleven in recent weeks, and said he was pleased to be able to play such a big role in their success.

He said: “It’s always great to have a contribution in the game and I got two goals and one assist, so I’m happy with my performance.

“We always do things together as a team. Our defending was great and there were some great saves from Tim [Krul]. Unfortunately, we couldn’t keep a clean sheet today, and it’s very important in this league against those opponents to defend and keep compact.”

Vrancic’s second goal saw him run over to the travelling fans to share the moment, with almost 2,500 Canaries making the long trip to Elland Road.

“It was a great moment to celebrate with the fans. It will give us a big boost in the next weeks, especially with the derby next weekend. A big thanks for the effort and support of our fans today. I am pleased for them that the long journey was worth it!”

Next up for Norwich is the East Anglian derby at Carrow Road next Sunday, and Vrancic said the win will fill them with confidence going forward.

He said: “We will calm down, analyse the game and then in a few days analyse Ipswich and hopefully we can have the same performance and result as today."

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