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Daniel Farke: Winning at home would create momentum

10 August 2018

Daniel Farke hopes a good performance and result against West Bromwich Albion this weekend will create momentum for his Norwich City side going forward.

City grabbed a late equaliser to draw at Birmingham in their first game of the season and Farke hopes his team can go one better by picking up all three points on Saturday.

Speaking at his pre-match conference, he said: "The first game was really good and with the second game, especially it being a home game, with a good performance and a good result it would create some momentum.

"We know we have one of the tougher starting programmes in the whole league because we started away at Birmingham, then we’ve got a home game against one of the big favourites West Brom and then we are away at Sheffield United, so it is always difficult to play those games.  

“It would be perfect to start with a really good home game and win some points. We are desperate to be there with a good performance and we will try to bring this on the pitch. 

“Hopefully with the support of our fans we will be able to do this because there was unbelievable support in the first away game at Birmingham. Nearly 3,000 of our supporters were there and and there was an unbelievable mood. The fans were always behind us and supporting us, even when Birmingham took the lead, and that was one of the reasons we were able to come back two times.”

City’s opponents this weekend were relegated from the Premier League last season and Farke believes the test will be a tough one.

“They have big possibilities from a financial point of view, they have a pretty experienced squad and many quality players,” he added. “They are one of the favourites at the start of the league but as the favourites you have to prove it each and every game day and it is not very easy.

“We are perhaps not the favourite in this game because they have so many quality players but one thing is for sure we will try to be rebellious and brave and bring our strengths on the pitch along with our togetherness. 

“If I could choose I would play a game against a side such as them on our first home game day because it is quite often pretty difficult for relegated sides to adapt to the new league.

“I’m pretty sure they will be highly motivated so it will be a tough game for us but we are prepared.”

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