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Norwich City manager Dean Smith praised Marcelino Núñez’s first minutes in the Canarian shirt. The strategist stated that the Chilean midfielder was “a catalyst for the good things” in the first part of the draw against Wigan.

Smith spoke about Marcelino's debut
© Getty Images/NorwichSmith spoke about Marcelino’s debut

Marcelino Nunez Had his Norwich City debut. Just four days after his arrival in Englandits coach Dean Smith gave him the confidence to be a starter and the former Catholic University He played 76 minutes of equality against Wigan.

The Chilean left great impressions in his first game in the Championship: had a total of 29 accurate passes (80.6%) Y two key passes in its premiere, and won the applause of the Canarian fans when it left the field of play 15 minutes from the final whistle.

His first minutes were the highlights of the game that was played at Carrow Road. This is how his coach saw it. In the post-match press conference, Smith referred to the Marcellin’s debut and stated that it was “a catalyst for the good things” of the first half hour.

“During the first 30 minutes, Marcy was a catalyst for good things. He played a very good ball up front for Milot from the start. You can see a pass, wants to take the ball and advance“, analyzed the technician.

“Naturally he got tired, he only came to the country a few days ago. Those 75 minutes will be really good for him. Gabby Sara was also able to play for 10 minutes. They are understanding the way we want to play and they will improve with that“Smith said.

The author of the goal for the tie, Max Aarons, also had words for Marcelino. “He looked good and coming to a new league and a new country for him, it takes time to adjust. You can be proud of the way you have arrived today“, he stated.

Marcelino will have a busy week to continue adapting to the English cast: this Tuesday, Norwich will face Birmingham City for the EFL Cup and four days later he will do the same before the Hull City on the third date of the Championship.

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