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New contract, wonderful goal – but Super Tommy explains why his day was far from perfect

PUBLISHED: 10:12 04 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:51 05 February 2018

Tom Trybull celebrates his new Norwich City contract by scoring the winner against Middlesbrough. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Tom Trybull celebrates his new Norwich City contract by scoring the winner against Middlesbrough. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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A new Norwich City contract and the winning goal against Middlesbrough – yet it wasn’t quite the perfect day for Tom Trybull, as he was left sweating over another injury niggle.

The German midfielder celebrated signing a new three and a half-year deal with a sublime winning goal just before the interval, that made it five wins from seven Championship games for Daniel Farke’s in-form Canaries.

But it’s been an interrupted first season in England after a hip problem in the autumn and a back issue ahead of his return to City’s starting line-up at the weekend – one ended prematurely by a swollen ankle.

“I’ve already been asked that it was going to be a perfect day, but I’m a little bit sad because I couldn’t play 90 minutes,” admitted Trybull, who was taken off on the hour mark.

“I was out for a few weeks with my back and now with my ankle. So I’m a little bit sad with this situation right now, but I’m happy for the team, for the club and for the crowd that we won our home game.

Tom Trybull celebrates scoring Norwich City's winning goal as they beat 10-man Middlesbrough at Carrow Road. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Tom Trybull celebrates scoring Norwich City's winning goal as they beat 10-man Middlesbrough at Carrow Road. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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“It’s a little bit swollen so we will see in the next few days and I hope I can play next week at Derby. We will try to give everything this week and it will hopefully get better.

“It’s frustrating for sure, because I think I’m in a good shape and the weeks before my back injury that I came back, we won some games and I think I played some good games.

“And again this day was OK and I played some minutes. I hope it’s not too bad so I’m looking forward to the next few days.”

Trybull’s third goal this season was a peach to once again earn a 1-0 success for Farke’s men – only this time, in front of their own fans alongside a first home clean sheet in the Championship since a goalless draw with Bristol City back in September.

MORE: Norwich City fans react to victory over Middlesbrough at Carrow Road

And no doubt Rudy Gestede’s needless first-half red card also played its part in City completing a 1-0 double over Boro this term.

“For sure the red card helps us in the game but also before that, we were good and showed some good quality on the ball – although the chances were missing a little bit,” added Trybull, with City now tasting defeat just once in nine games across all competitions.

“A goal before half-time is always important and also for our self-confidence, and I think it was a good sign for the whole stadium that we were still good in the game. In the end it was a good result and it helps us a lot.

“I just tried to shoot and because I was a little bit annoyed that we were always playing around the defence of Boro, that’s why I decided to shoot.

“For sure it was a good goal but I’m happy for the team that we can go on with our run from the last few games. We’ve won a lot lately so I’m happy because we work hard every week, every day, and just 1-0 is still enough – so it’s three points and a home win. And that’s nice.”

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