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Daniel Farke: Win over Preston was deserved

22 August 2018

Daniel Farke said his Norwich City side's 2-0 win over Preston North End was well-deserved.

City had to be patient at Carrow Road but managed to clinch their first league victory of the season thanks to late goals from Teemu Pukki and Alex Tettey.

Speaking post-match, the City head coach said: "The first win is always important. We’ve had to wait for this win and I’m pretty pleased we were there with a clean sheet after conceding a few goals.

"We were there with a first win in a home game and it’s the third time we’ve scored at least two goals.

"For us, the start was crucial because it’s always the worst thing when you’re there with good performances and you don’t win the games.

"It’s always a struggle in a game and you could feel we were a bit nervous today and a bit low on self-confidence.

"But it was important to stick together and to be really solid in our defending. I trust my lads and I know that we have the quality to score.

"We were there with two brilliant goals and the first goal was so important.

"In the last 15 minutes, it was like an offensive firework and although we were in the lead, we had many situations where we were close to the box of Preston. In the end, it was a well-deserved win."

Farke hopes his team can now build on their first victory and use it as momentum.

"The win is very important for our self-confidence. You realise that in the last 15 minutes because we played some really good stuff.

"We want to go on. We know one of the best teams in the league in Leeds have one more day to recover [before our game on Saturday].

"It is like it is. We want to be rebellious and brave and put in a good performance and fight for the result."

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