David Wagner celebrates Norwich late win: 'It was an incredible afternoon

A late late winner from Adam Idah gave Norwich all three points Credit: Michael P Ryan (ETPhotos)

Norwich City began their 2023/24 Sky Bet Championship campaign with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Hull City.

Liam Delap had initially put Hull in the lead, but a resilient Norwich side bounced back with goals from Jonathan Rowe and a last-minute winner from Irish International Adam Idah.

Rowe, who equalised for the Canaries, spoke about the sheer ecstasy of starting the season on a high note.

Speaking to www.canaries.co.uk, he expressed, "I'm elated. I'm speechless, literally the perfect way to start our season. Especially winning like that, in the last minute as well. It's magical just to see it happen in a real-life game."

The winger's performance did not go unnoticed by the Carrow Road fans. They gave him a standing ovation when he was replaced by Tony Springett.

In response to the fans' overwhelming support, Rowe said, "I love the fans. It's a good feeling [to hear the chant]. It's pretty clear to see that we're in high spirits, we have a good morale right now."

David Wagner, Norwich City's head coach, was equally jubilant about the victory.

He echoed Rowe's sentiments on the team's display and praised the synergy between the players and fans.

Talking to www.canaries.co.uk, Wagner remarked, "It was an incredible afternoon. I think the atmosphere was electric on the stands and on the pitch as well. There was a real togetherness between the players and the fans."

Highlighting the team's overall performance, Wagner stated, "Offensively, they've done a lot of good things. They found a lot of good patterns defensively as well. Obviously, fitness plays a crucial part. But late in stoppage time, we were there with the winner."

The coach had special praise for Rowe, describing his goal as "wonderful" and lauding his outstanding play for the majority of the match.

Wagner added, "He dribbled when necessary, he passed when necessary. He made so many good decisions in defensive positions. He worked unbelievably hard as well, and scored a very nice goal."

Norwich City's next game will be a trip to St Mary's to take on Southampton next Saturday. The Saints also completed their opening fixture with a 2-1 win thanks to a late Che Adams goal.