Bali Mumba says he was proud of the team for the shift they put in in the first pre-season game at King’s Lynn Town.
In hot conditions at The Walks, Norwich City controlled the majority of the match against the National League side and won the game with two first half goals from Kieran Dowell and a late strike from Adam Idah.
After a summer break it was a chance for the players to start building up their fitness ahead of the Premier League season and also for head coach Daniel Farke to give debuts to Angus Gunn, Milot Rashica and Billy Gilmour and gametime to under-23 players Rob Nizet, Dan Adshead, Jonathan Tomkinson and Josh Guirgi.
Speaking to canaries.co.uk, Bali said: “It felt good to be on the pitch. It has been a long time and it was a good shift from the boys. That is what pre-season is all about, putting in a shift to get ready for the season and it was a good job from the lads.
“Everyone played a part. That is what it is all about. I am proud of everyone, and I am proud of the under-23s who came on. They showed their quality and that is all you can ask for.”
It was the first time in a while that fans have been allowed back into stadiums to watch Norwich City play as well, following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. Bali who hadn’t played a game in front of the Norwich City fans prior to the game, was delighted by that.
“It was the first little taste for me of playing in front of the fans,” he said. “I am happy about that. It gave me a bit of taste to see what Carrow Road would be like. It was good. I am looking forward to the rest of the games. We have got a few tough games coming up. It should be a good test for the lads and, hopefully, by then we should be ready for the season.”