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Daniel Farke: We should have won

23 September 2017

Daniel Farke was left ruing missed opportunities in the first half as his Norwich City side drew 0-0 at home to Bristol City.

The home side could have been at least two-up at half-time after Mario Vrancic hit the post and Marco Stiepermann fired wide from a few yards and those chances proved costly in the end as City were unable to break their opponents down after the interval.

When asked if he thought his team should have won, Farke said: “Yes, 100%. We missed a lot [of chances].

“There were two teams facing each other in really good shape - Bristol [City] have only lost once in 11 games and were in really good shape. We didn’t give away one chance in the whole game and they’ve scored, I think, 15 times this season so we were brilliant defensively.

“Especially in the first half, we had a lot of chances. [Cameron] Jerome missed in the first two minutes and he was unlucky that it wasn’t a goal. Then, he had an offside situation which was really doubtful.

“We then had two 100% chances through Mario Vrancic and Marco Stiepermann so when you face an opponent in such good shape, you have to make the most of these situations.

“They defended with all their guys in front of the box in the second half and we tried everything. You always have to be awake on the counter but we have to be content with another clean sheet.

“Today, to be honest, I’m a little bit sad we didn’t get the three points. We deserved to have the three points and needed to be a little better in finishing situations.”

However, Farke was pleased that his side maintained their defensive solidity as they kept their fourth league clean sheet in a row.

“We know that we had a good shape, especially in our defensive behaviour. We have confidence because we know we can keep clean sheets now. It’s good for the basement.

“Although today, I’m disappointed we didn’t get the three points.”



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