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Farke's Five: City v Ipswich

17 February 2018

Ahead of Sunday's game Ipswich Town (12pm), Norwich City TV spoke exclusively to Head Coach Daniel Farke about five key topics relating to the East Anglian derby clash.

Here's what he had to say...

Farke on the first meeting...
"It was a brilliant win. It was a close game which was full of emotion. We were there with really good defending behaviour and had the special moment where James Maddison was able to score.

"After this game, there was a special feeling. All our fans were celebrating and we felt it was so important for our club. It was special for our supporters and when you have that feeling one time, you always want to have it again.

"That's why we're looking forward to the next derby."

Farke on the derby atmosphere...
"To be honest, I've played and managed in many derbies. I know they are special games but each and every derby is special in its own way. This derby is extraordinary and there's so much rivalry between the two clubs.

"It's important to be there with a good performance and with the right result - thank God we were at Portman Road! Hopefully we can go on now in our living room."

Farke on playing at Carrow Road...
"It's always nice to play at home where you have all the support from the fans and are under normal conditions. I'm looking forward to having that great support, especially because we are in a really good shape.

"We were there with really good results in the recent weeks and I think all our fans are in a good mood. We can be self-confident and hopefully we can go on. I'm looking forward to having a really special day with a lot of support. Hopefully we can celebrate after the game."

Farke on continuing recent form...
"You never know before but in the moment we know we are in a good shape. We are self-confident but in football sometimes games are so close together that it can change in a special way.

"Ipswich, right now, are not in the best mood after their last home game. They know they have a big chance, just with one game, to change the whole atmosphere and the whole mood. 

"You have to be really, really careful and take an eye that you're not too self-confident. That's what we're trying to bring on the pitch, to be really aggressive and with a big fighting will but also to be concentrated on the contents and bring our football on the pitch.

"When you bring all these things together, then hopefully we can be successful."

Farke on what happens afterwards...
"To be honest we have just one day more [than after the last derby] because on Wednesday we have our next game against Wolves.

"We will see after the game. First of all, we have to be there with a really good performance and hopefully with the right result. Then, we can decide after the game what to do.


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