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Daniel Farke: It's tough to take

14 April 2018

Daniel Farke said his side’s defeat to Cardiff City was tough to take after the Bluebirds struck late at Carrow Road.

Norwich dominated the game but Kenneth Zohore struck in the 86th minute and Junior Hoilett sealed it in injury time as Cardiff climbed back up to 2nd.

“I thought in general it was a really good performance today,” Daniel Farke told the media. “It was a close first-half but I think we were the better side, and hit the post and had good chances.

“In the second half there was only one team playing football and trying to create chances. And then they have a chance after 85 minutes and they were leading 1-0. It’s tough to take. We are disappointed.”

Dennis Srbeny hit the post and Cardiff blocked three goal-bound efforts but the Canaries failed to breach the best defence in the Championship.

“I can’t really complain about not scoring today because Cardiff are so good defensively,” Farke said. “Srbeny nearly scores a really good goal but it hits the post. My lads were very committed and our defending and aggressiveness was really good.

“They get the goal out of nothing, with a mistake from our only real mistake in a defensive situation. But that’s how football works sometimes.”

Farke was full of praise for promotion-chasing Cardiff, who created very little but still came away with all three points.

“It’s totally tricky to play against them,” Farke said. “They are physically strong and tall, and try to win the second ball and make the opposition always defend the second ball. It’s a different style but it’s good they are unique with it, and they deserve their success. It’s difficult to score against them and to play against them.”

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