Free-kick specialist Mario Vrancic couldn’t have placed his late winner any better against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.
“It was a very important goal at the end of the game,” he told canaries.co.uk. “I would have been excited for the supporters. I’m happy. It would have been really amazing. I’m just trying to do my job.
“It’s not the case that often that you have a long time to take a free-kick, but I needed to focus and concentrate to do my process again. I don’t like it when it takes too long, but that’s what I’m training for. Luckily it went in and we won the game.
“I’d prefer it a bit further away so I can strike it harder, but I took the speed off a bit and went a bit higher. I think the wall was quite tall so I needed to hit it very well and that’s what I’ve done. I think it was a perfect free-kick.”
Prior to Vrancic’s winning goal, Wycombe showed that, despite their start to the 2020/21 season, there are no easy games in the Championship.
“It was a tough game,” Vrancic said. “The win was well deserved because we could have scored two or three goals in the first 15 minutes. As it is in this league, if you don’t score, they have many tall players and if you’re not concentrated in one or two positions they score.
“It’s tough in this league, but eventually it was well deserved. It’s very tough against any opponent in this league. There’s a reason Wycombe got promoted; they have quality and scored against us. They had one or two good chances.
“We need to keep our focus very high.
“Three points is what matters and it would have been very exciting for the supporters. I don’t like to sit outside and see such a tight game. Maybe it will develop and we should try to score a bit earlier one or two goals so the game is done earlier.
“I’m just trying to help the team and contribute. That’s what I’ve done.”