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Farke: Room for improvement

25 July 2017

Daniel Farke was pleased with City’s 2-0 win over Charlton Athletic at The Valley, but saw room for improvement.

First-half goals from Yanic Wildschut and Steven Naismith made it six wins in seven pre-season games for the Canaries as City geared up for the opening Championship fixture against Fulham on August 5.

“It was a good result, and I’m happy with the second-half but I wasn’t pleased with the first-half,” said Farke. “Football is about basic skills so we speak a lot about strategy and ideas and tactics, and in the first-half I was not content with our basic skills – running, the will to fight, the will to win in one-against-one situations.

“The first-half gave us something to work on and it’s not so bad for a coach to have a half like this in pre-season so we can work on it.”

City were comfortable for the majority of the 90 minutes, and controlled a quiet second-half. “There were many good things about today – we scored some really good goals and we had a really good 30 minutes in the second-half when we controlled the game and could have scored more goals.”

City finish their pre-season preparations with their first match at Carrow Road, and Farke says the squad is looking forward to playing in front of the home support.

“We’re all desperate to have our first home game, especially for the new guys,” he said. “It’s important for them to feel the atmosphere and to feel at home and for sure we’re looking forward to it.”

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