Daniel Farke knows what to expect when his Norwich City side host Sunderland in the Sky Bet Championship on Sunday.
The Black Cats are widely considered among the favourites for promotion, having been relegated from the top-flight last term.
Speaking to the media on Friday, Farke said: "Sunderland have a lot of potential with good individual players.
"They defend robustly and it will be hard work for us. We've been working on defending from set-pieces this week.
"The guys know they have to improve that."
The Head Coach believes togetherness to be a key part in City's ability to thrive in such matches, as he added: "We have such a good attitude and atmosphere in the whole group.
"That's our real strength; we have such a wonderful group of players. Steven Naismith asked to play and train with the Under-23s because of his suspension.
"I like that attitude. Each and every player, and every staff member, has to be thankful to work for this club. It's a great honour to work for Norwich City.
"You have to have that honour in mind each and every day. You only have success when you work with a special attitude and style.
"I am here to bring a certain working attitude, style and hopefully success."