Alex Tettey thrilled to make his mark on Norwich City debut

Alex Tettey hits Norwich City's winner against Doncaster Rovers with a lovely effort from distance. Alex Tettey hits Norwich City's winner against Doncaster Rovers with a lovely effort from distance.

Thursday, September 27, 2012
12:33 AM

Alex Tettey started as he meant to go on with a match-winning Norwich City debut on Wednesday night – before vowing more is to come.

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Alex Tettey heads for the Norwich City dugout after scoring on his debut. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesAlex Tettey heads for the Norwich City dugout after scoring on his debut. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

The Norwegian pinged a peach of a shot from distance in off a post to book the Canaries’ last 16 League Cup clash with Tottenham on his first appearance for City’s first team since a summer move from French side Rennes.

And judging by his first efforts, the midfielder could prove to be a useful asset for Chris Hughton over the coming months.

“I cannot promise scoring goals like this every week, but the way we play suits me because I can go forward when I see an opportunity and hopefully if I’m in front of the goal I can score,” said Tettey, who raced over to the City dugout on scoring City’s winner.

“Not only to the manager but the whole group – he brought me here and it’s thanks to him I got the chance to play tonight and score the goal.

“I’m thrilled for the goal, but I think there’s more room for me to improve. This is only my second match in a while, so hopefully I can get more games and improve.

“I’ve been watching the guys play and I’ve had to be patient. When I came I hadn’t played a game for one month, so the coach couldn’t put me on the pitch straight away because there are two players in the midfield who have been playing good. So I’ve just had to keep my head up and work hard.”

The next hope now for Tettey is to make his Premier League bow – something that may come as soon as Saturday’s visit from Liverpool.

“I’m very excited – that’s one of the reasons I came, so I just have to be patient again, work hard and take good care of the chances I get.

“They have been tough games and it’s a tough league. In our games we should have got more points than we have, but watching from the bench I just want to play.

“All the teams play football and I’m looking forward to making my debut in the Premier League.”

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11 comments

  • "The drought continues" umm.... what was the score last night?

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    Steady On

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

  • Need to play this lad instead of johnson. He's gonna be something else...

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    OTBC1992

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

  • Start him upfront next to Holty for Liverpool. Can't do any worse than the others!

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    Timbo

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

  • @ Swiss, but more than it could have been!

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    MBA Marine

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

  • If nothing else, will hopefully make others in the team have a crack more often!!

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    shefcanary

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

  • The drought continues but at least Tettey has started to prove his value.

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    Swiss Canary

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

  • Thank goodness he knows how to kick that round leathery thing into that wooden-framed netty thing !

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    john in exile in Leeds

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

  • Good idea that, announce an official drought, then it rains for three months. So oodles of goals in the next thirteen games then !

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

  • Fair point MBA - it could have been MK Dons all over again.

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    Swiss Canary

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

  • @Steady On, the score was a lot less than it should have been.

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    Swiss Canary

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

  • We should definitely send Tettey out on loan. ; )

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    NrflkM

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

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