Dennis’ opening goal came from a well-weighted delivery by Kiko Femenía, and Rose believes it was no fluke that the goal started from a move out wide.
“Throughout the week we do a lot of crossing and finishing and Kiko’s first game back in a while, it shows the quality he possesses in the final third,” said the defender.
“Not only that, Dennis has got in and beaten his man and it was a great finish. He could have possibly had two and Ismaïla [Sarr] could have had three or four.
“If we’re going to do well this season, Ismaïla and Dennis, and [Joshua] Kingy or [Ashley] Fletcher, the offensive players, are going to be vital for us.”
Head Coach Xisco Muñoz has highlighted the start of games as a vital area to focus on, and a fast start from the Hornets was the reward for their practice on the training ground.
Rose said: “He [Muñoz] spoke highly about starting games right and letting teams know we’re here, and we’ve worked a lot on that in training this week.
“It’s great we managed to implement the game plan today. I think we thoroughly deserved the three points.
“We’ll have different tactics for each game. We know Norwich are a possession-based team, and we analysed how they play in and out of possession.
“We knew as soon as we won the ball back we could hurt them straight away with the pace we have on the flanks, so I think counter-attacking we’ve got the ability to hurt anyone in this league.”