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Daniel Farke: It's important to enjoy the moment

14 December 2018

Daniel Farke said his City side are “enjoying the moment” ahead of their trip to Ashton Gate to take on Bristol City on Saturday (5:30 kick-off).

The Canaries are enjoying a brilliant run of form in the league, and Farke believes City supporters should enjoy what his side are doing at the moment, but understands the fans will be thinking about promotion.

Farke said: “Our fans are allowed to dream because you play football for the fans. There was some really difficult years, so it’s important to enjoy this moment.

“Its football, we want to enjoy the game so it’s important to sometimes think about extraordinary things and dream a bit. No one has to be concerned that my players, coaching staff or even myself will lose the ground on our feet.

“We know how close our league is and we don’t want to look to far ahead, but we are enjoying the moment as well.”

The City boss wants to carry on this run and build upon the momentum that has been created in recent months.

“It’s important to go further on with this momentum and to use this as long as possible. We want to stay greedy but it’s also important to know that we are able to fight against set-backs and to turn games around with late goals.

“We want to go on with a big fighting will which got us into this position and everyone praises you, but we don’t want to think we have already reached something, so we need to stay hungry.”

City’s opponents beat Birmingham City last time out, and Farke believes Saturday will be a tough test for the Canaries.

“Bristol [City] finished pretty close to the play-off ranks last season, they were also able to beat many successful sides like Manchester United and they were pretty close to beating Manchester City.

“They had a tough start as they lost some key players like Bobby Reid and Aden Flint, but they also brought in some really good players like [Tomas] Kalas.

“In general it was quite normal that they needed some time to replace their key players. Yes, they are mid-table but they are much closer to the play-offs than they are to the relegation ranks.”

The Canaries have been scoring plenty of goals in recent weeks, but Farke wants to focus on trying to limit the amount of goals going against his City side.

“We have scored so many goals and created so many chances in all of our last games except the Hull game which we could have been there with at least three or four goals.

“I’d have preferred to have a few more clean sheets as we were getting results like 4-1 or 4-3, so to concede a few goals less is a topic for us. But in general I can’t complain too much.

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