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Josh Martin: It was a surreal feeling

5 December 2020

Josh Martin described scoring his first Norwich City goal as a 'surreal' feeling.

The young winger had only been on the pitch two minutes before he capitalised on a defence-splitting Mario Vrancic pass to level the scores against Sheffield Wednesday.

Martin's fellow academy graduate Max Aarons scored the winner moments later to complete an impressive comeback from the Canaries.

Speaking to canaries.co.uk after the game, Martin said: "It's an amazing feeling, they were great scenes. It was great to have the fans back, too. To get my first goal, it's amazing. 

"The sole mission [when coming on] was to run in behind and try and score and create goals for the team to win the game. The boss told me to work hard and cause problems.

"It was kind of surreal. When it happened, it was hard to know what to do but I knew we needed another goal."

Martin was grateful to the supply of Vrancic and said a shift in mindset from the team in the closing stages of the game was key to the victory.

"Mario was fantastic, I said to him afterwards how great the ball was. It was perfectly-timed so I can't thank him enough.

"Teams try to sit in against us and stop us from playing and it's tough. But we seem to always find a way. 

"Going down 1-0, we had to take risks. We had to go for it because we were losing but things worked."

Celebrating with Aarons, also a graduate from the Canaries academy was a special feeling too for Martin: "After the game, we [Josh and Max] came together. You cannot describe moments like that, it was just amazing."


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