It’s not every week you make your Premier League debut and score a hat-trick in the FA Cup, so Norwich City forward Adam Idah was understandably delighted with his work following the Canaries’ 4-2 win over Preston North End at Deepdale Stadium on Saturday.
“It’s been a great start to the year for me and to get a hat-trick tonight was unbelievable, so I’m over the moon,” he said. “To get an early goal at the start brought my confidence right up and I just kept going from there.
“Marco Stiepermann assisted me for each one, and that’s something we’ve worked on in training. That showed tonight. We said we’d try to do that tonight and it worked.
“The second goal of the hat-trick was my favourite. I’ve never done that before in my life!”
City looked comfortable going into the half-time break with a 3-0 lead, but it wasn’t all plain sailing in the second half, as Alex Neil’s side netted twice to make the score-line less flattering in City’s favour.
“It’s disappointing to concede two goals,” Idah added. “We said at half-time that we’d try not to let them score, but to win the game is the most important thing and the lads did very well so I’m delighted. It’s a big weight off the shoulders, and we were bound to win at some point as we’ve been playing well for a long time now. To get a win was a great feeling.”
Asked whether he’d given much thought to the location of City’s fourth round tie, which will be drawn on Monday night, Idah said he’s not remotely fussed!
“It’s good to play at home, but it’s just a game of football. It doesn’t matter where we are, we’ll do our best.”