Under-23s striker Tyrese Omotoye was proud to see his training pay off after scoring a hat-trick in a 5-0 win over Newport County on Tuesday night.
The forward scored as early as the second minute, before subsequently going on to score in the 48th and 76th minute to take the match ball back to Norfolk.
Speaking in his post-match interview, the Belgium youth international said he’s glad his game-to-game mindset and preparation in training paid off in goals.
“It felt really good because I’ve been working really hard to finish in practice and bring everything I’ve done on the training ground to the pitch, so it was a relief that all the hard work I’ve been putting in at training paid off.
“When I came up, I wanted to make sure I’d take my opportunity this season. As I said before the game, I’m taking it game by game and it’s going well so far!”
Asked about the experience of playing against seasoned professionals and the next fixture against Cheltenham Town, Omotoye says he sticks to his philosophy against all opposition and won’t slow down for their next EFL Trophy tie.
“It’s always difficult, but I try to play the same game, I try make sure I keep the good habits that I have in training everyday and those things don’t change when I step onto the pitch against senior opposition.
“We won’t step down, we’ve got a tough game again, but we’ve done really well in the first two games so we’re looking to carry on into the next game.”