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Mario Vrancic: I'm leaving a great club with great people

8 May 2021

Mario Vrancic signed off his four-year spell at Norwich City by lifting the Sky Bet Championship trophy on Saturday and he said he was fully focused on delivering a victory on his final match.

City rounded off their 2020-21 campaign with a 2-2 draw against Barnsley at Oakwell, twice coming from behind to level through Emi Buendia and Adam Idah goals.

Vrancic signed off with his 134th and final match in a yellow and green shirt and he summed up his emotions after the match.

"I’m very happy to be honest," he said. "We’ve achieved something extraordinary. It’s great to end with the trophy and it feels very nice.

"I played my role this season and to help leave the club with the Championship trophy. I was quite focused today. I haven’t started for a while, so I was quite excited and focused on playing well and winning the game.

"In the end, we can be happy with the performance and happy with the result.

"I might not realise it yet that I’m actually leaving and that I’m seeing people for possibly the last time but it is how it is and you can’t change it."

There were various club tributes to Vrancic and teammates Alex Tettey during the week and the Bosnian midfielder said the typifies what the club is all about.

"The club have shown this week how much they appreciate me and Alex and what we have done. It’s a great club with great people.

"It’s not a goodbye, more like a see you later. Once the fans are back, hopefully I get an invite back to say goodbye properly.

"I will be in touch will plenty of people at the club in the future and I wish them all the best."

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