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Daniel Farke: We stood up to the physical task

14 August 2018

Daniel Farke was pleased with how his Norwich City side faced up to the physical challenge their Carabao Cup Round One opponents Stevenage provided on Tuesday night.

After a difficult opening hour to the match, City's patience paid off towards the end as they ran out comfortable 3-1 winners at Carrow Road.

Speaking post-match, Farke said: "I'm totally pleased [with the result]. It's always the most important thing to win the game and to go the next round.

"In addition to that, I think it was a proper game. I'm a bit pleased it wasn't an easy win when we had that setback with the equaliser - especially for the young lads, it was a good education in terms of development.

"It shows they have to stand and to win the battles against such a physical side. Big compliments to Stevenage because they were a physical side, sometimes over-the-line I think.

"But in general, I think we were able to be brave and rebellious also with the young lads to win this game. I'm pretty pleased today."

Furthermore, Farke revealed a few slight injury concerns that were a result of the physical encounter.

"Many duels were a bit over-the-line. He [Tom Trybull] got a pretty big hit. I hope it's just a dead leg and not a structural injury but we will see.

"The same goes for Marco Stiepermann and the same with Kenny McLean - also Max Aarons and Louis Thompson had some slight problems.

"In general, it's normal after a game - football will always be a physical game. Today I think it was a bit over-the-line but sometimes this happens in Cup games."

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