Norwich City striker, Adam Idah has received comforting words from The Canaries’ boss, Daniel Farke, who predicted that the 18-year-old lad will ovecome the blushes of his own goal in the Carabao Cup.
Idah is in his first full season with Norwich’s main team, but he appeared to get off on the wrong foot in a nightmare debut, as he deflected the ball into his own net to give League Two side, Crawley Town a shock 1-0 win in the Carabao Cup second round on Tuesday evening
Despite the setback, Farke says he expectes the Republic of Ireland under-21 international to recover fast and provide cover for the club’s prolific top scorer, Teemu Pukki in the English Premier League.
Finland striker, Pukki hit 29 goals during Norwich’s promotion-winning campaign and has continued that form with five top-flight strikes in three appearances and, though Idah is yet to feature in the EPL, injuries to The Canaries’ squad means he could step up as the season progresses.
Idah was one of 11 changes made by Farke for Tuesday’s game in West Sussex and, though the youngster also squandered a handful of chances as Norwich became the first top-flight scalp in the home club’s history, Farke says he will not write the youngster of just yet.
Farke declared: “We needed to give Teemu Pukki a rest, we also played without (injured) Josip Drmic and it was important to give Adam Idah his debut on this level.
“Of course he’s not that experienced that he can win this game all alone and there is such an evening when he scores an own goal and misses two or three really big, big chances.
“We can’t just speak about we trust our young lads and if we bring them on the pitch and then we accuse them that he’s not good enough and you have to replace Teemu Pukki.
“No, I am pleased with what Adam has done. He is probably the most disappointed guy in the dressing room because he scored an own goal and missed several chances.
“He needs the experience to step up in his career. It’s not up to me to punish the players for a lack of quality or something like this, it’s up to me to back them and that is exactly what I will do.”