Startling details have emerged about how a row between Norwich City of England’s Nigerian-born striker, Adam Chidi Idah and The Canaries’ coach, Daniel Farke preceded the lad’s stunning first goal of the season for the former English Premier League side, megasportsarena.com reports.
It was Norwich’s first match back in the lower cadre English Championship and Idah stole the show with a winning goal for his side, to hand the visitors an opening day 1-0 victory away to Huddersfield Town, after which Farke revealed the spat he had with the play just a Day earlier.
Farke admitted he lost his temper with Idah after the Republic of Ireland youngster put up poor performances in training all through the week, only for the 19-year-old attacker’s 80th-minute strike helping the visitors start life back in the Championship on a positive note.
Apprehension trailed them into the game on Saturday, following last season’s relegation, but the Nigerian-born Ireland international soothed all frayed nerves when he lashed home Teemu Pukki’s cross from close range after Huddersfield defender, Richard Stearman’s faulty back pass.
The Canaries’ coach, who also disclosed that the match referee, Geoff Eltringham apologised to him after the match, for not awarding Norwich two penalties’ calls, went on to admit that he was pleased with Idah’s response after the row that ensued when he was not happy with his efforts during training preceding the game.
Farke disclosed: “Adam will be in the spotlight after his goal and we’re delighted for him, but I will let you into a secret. I was not happy at all with Adam’s training this week. There was an outburst from me. But I wanted to show faith in him.
“For me it was great to see Jordan Hugill at the end. He went straight to Adam to give him a hug – and the same with Teemu. Even though he (Hugill) is disappointed not to play, like Ben Gibson or Alex Tettey. Michael McGovern came to me at the end of this game and said he had spoken to Adam as well. That is what I want from my experienced players in this group.
“For the first time ever in my coaching career the ref came to me at the end and said, ‘I have to apologise, I got both of those wrong.’ No problem. We all make mistakes. I make mistakes. So too my players. I would rather have this type of relationship with the officials.
“I said it was a different season, a different set of players. It was. But to get a win is so important for us to move forward. We had two clear penalties which we were not given, but it’s the perfect way to start the season with three points.”