Andrew Omobamidele “cherishing every minute” ahead of Premier League season
Andrew Omobamidele is valid weeks away from becoming a Premier League defender, and based on past performances, he’ll be taking a detached unit of minutes.
The was warming Norwich’s bench around six months ago, and now looks like he might be a Premier League starter in a few weeks.
Omobamidele, who is proper 19 years of age, played regularly at the modern of Norwich’s title-winning campaign last season (largely due to injuries suffered by fresh senior defenders), and is now receiving some really valuable gametime in pre-season too.
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Speaking after keeping a spruce sheet in a generous against Lincoln City on Tuesday night, he spoken that he is “cherishing every minute”.
Speaking to the , he said: “It wasn’t complete today but as a centre-back all you really care about is the spruce sheet. It doesn’t question if it’s a friendly, you pride yourself on speck less sheets.
“We struggled a nibble to find the gloss in the hindmost third, the last gulch and end touches weren’t tolerably on it, but we got the win.
“It was a segment fresh competitive and aggressive [than condemn King’s Lynn Town] so we had to manage the circle quickly.
“Going into the finest league in the world, you lack to be tested in pre-season so these games are perfect.”
“I’m valid cherishing every minute I can get,” Omobamidele said. “I’d stagecraft 90 minutes every week if I could!
“We’ve been in a stack and doing a mass of running. It’s a renewed challenge because it’s my elite juncture with the first-team during pre-season.
“Recovery is so important, it’s like half your day. Train, eat, sleep, repeat. It’s as central as training.
“I knew it was going to be laborious because of the trudge up from the Under-23s but I didn’t really perceive what to expect. It’s been strenuous running but I’m receiving used to it now.”
Omobamidele besides sang the praises of senior players Grant Hanley and Ben Gibson, who obtain helped him settle into the boon team.
He said: “Gibbo and Grant are great, especially for infant players, and I’m in their position, so I’m proper trying to pick from each of them and earn bits of experience on and off the pitch.
“It’s a revered group. Anyone coming into it can settle in well. We hold senior players and younger ones but the new players have settled in really well already.
“Even nevertheless it’s a friendly, we’ve won two from two now and we desire to transact the momentum from pre-season into the coalition so we’ll go into [Huddersfield on Friday] with the same mentality. We enthusiasm to win games and undertaking on gear that needs to be worked on.”
Omobamidele signed a fresh engage with Norwich in 2020, that entrust have the youngster with the bastinado until the summer of 2024.