Norwich City striker Adam Idah was delighted to have scored the only goal in the 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon, saying it was a great way to start the season.
Coming on as a substitute in the 75th minute, Idah went on to score the winner of the game just five minutes later. Speaking on the result, Idah said the team were delighted with the start to the season.
“Everyone’s over the moon, I think we got off to a good start today. I think in the game, not that we struggled, but it was a bit of a 50/50 game and thankfully towards the end we had a bit more energy than Huddersfield did, and we got the goal.
“In my head I had to stay composed and be confident, obviously there was a small bit of nerves when spreading the ball, but thankfully I left it in the back of the net.”
Asked about the impact of a good start to the season, the young striker said although there is work to do, there’s plenty of positives to take.
“We had a difficult and disappointing end to last season, to get the win today was an unbelievable start to the season and we’re just raring to go.
“It was our first game back so we do have a lot of work to do, but we can take a lot of positives out of todays game whilst we work on the things we need to work on, so everyone is just delighted.
“Every season once you get off to a good start the confidence comes in and everyone is raring to go, it is our first game so everyone is going to be a bit leggy, so once we get into the run of things it’s going to be good.”
Looking back on an eventful week, the Republic of Ireland international hopes todays goal will be the beginning of many for the Canaries.
“It’s been a great week for me, I’m honoured to play for my country and get two starts and then to come into the start of the season to get a goal, it’s an unbelievable feeling for me and my family.
“My role as a striker is to get as many goals as I can and luckily enough, I got off to a good start today, so hopefully I get some more.”
Finally, Idah believes the upcoming week will be as important as any this season, saying the team need to recover quickly before going again.
“It’s great, all of us work well together even in training, we get each other going. It’s good competition and I think that’s what you need in the team and the boys are a great one, everyone wants to do well.
“This week will be very important, just like every other week we trained well, and we need to recover well after today. Every week before a game is going to be important, we just need to get ready to go.”