Daniel Farke says the result is all that matters when Norwich City face Sheffield Wednesday in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday evening.
City are winless in seven matches in the league, but Farke says the team are together and determined to bring the poor run to an end.
“When you work in the game long enough, you learn that the most difficult win is the one to end a tough run,” Farke told the media on Friday afternoon. “You have to force a result and sometimes it helps to have an ugly win as that gives self-confidence. We all know we were pretty close to turning the momentum in Cardiff because we were dominating the game, and right now we have to force a result.
“We improved in many topics in the last games, but it’s all about results in football. And the only way you get good results is by working hard, and I just have compliments for the lads because they have a brilliant working attitude. They have such a good togetherness that I’m desperate to bring success to these players and our supporters. It’s what our supporters deserve and what the lads deserve.”
Farke says he admires Sheffield Wednesday, with Carlos Carvalhal’s men seven games unbeaten, although they haven’t won for four matches. “I thought they were 100% candidates for promotion, and they’ve been in the play-offs for the last two years,” he says. “They have experienced lads and an experienced coach, with a lot of money to spend too.
“They are on a good run now with seven games unbeaten. But every team is close together in the Championship, so every team can win each game. It’s just important for us to get a result. We have to be respectful of their squad, but we are desperate to change our momentum and we are looking forward to it.”
Farke also backed Nelson Oliveira to find the net after failing to score since the draw with Hull City in October. “In a striker’s life it’s sometimes like this,” says Farke. “Sometimes you can’t explain why, but you have to trust yourself and work a lot for the group, and then the goals will come. He’s a brilliant player and he’s working really hard, so the goals will come.
“It’s just as important he works a lot for the group because at the moment it’s not about individual performances, it’s all about the result for the team. He’s been working really hard in training, and I’m sure he’ll bring a good performance tomorrow.”