‘I was not really happy’ - Trybull opens up on City exit
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Tom Trybull has admitted he wasn’t happy with how things ended for him at Norwich City.
The German midfielder was one of three players informed their futures lay elsewhere following the Canaries disappointing Premier League relegation.
Trybull went on to join Blackburn Rovers on loan on Deadline Day in the recent transfer window after City boss Daniel Farke claimed they were the only club to come calling for the 27-year-old.
Despite being content with his move to Ewood Park, he has admitted to having regrets about the way it ended in Norfolk.
“Sometimes in life, people make decisions and you have to accept them,” Trybull said. “How it is for me at the moment (at Blackburn) is good, but how it ended at Norwich was not nice or a good way, to be honest.
“I was not really happy at the end. The first part of the (2019-20) season, I played a lot of games and we showed a couple of good performances. Me as well, as a player. I played 14 games in the first part of the season but we didn’t get the points, and if you have to try something new as a coach, then I get that. No problem. It’s all right.
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“But then, if you wait for your chance and you use it in cup games, you play well against teams like Tottenham and Burnley and get through to the next round, it’s good but, of course, you get really frustrated if you are not allowed to crack on to play in the next game or get another chance.
“You have to handle it. You have to take it. And by the end of the season, it was the decision of the gaffer, probably together with Stuart. I don’t know.”
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Farke told Trybull in a meeting at the beginning of the season that he wouldn’t be part of his plans as he plots a Premier League return, but the midfielder still holds positive memories of his time with the Canaries.
“I had a chat with Daniel. We had a meeting and we spoke about each and every topic. That’s it. He told me of the current situation and what they wanted to do in the future and… all right. With Stuart, it was just when the move got closer, he was more responsible for other things, like the contracts. There wasn’t much he had to add to my meeting with the boss,” Trybull said, speaking to the Athletic.
“As a player, you have to take it, but I also have to mention that I was at Norwich for three years, I had two and a half really good years. I enjoyed each and every minute of it. We achieved something special and I am very pleased to have played my part in that.
“I’m now at Blackburn, I’m very happy to be here and that’s the current situation. I have to focus on my stuff here, what I have to do and what people expect from me. Norwich are doing whatever they want. This is how it is and, all in all, everything is OK.”