Despite a 2-1 defeat to Union Berlin in their fifth match of pre-season on Tuesday, Norwich City Head Coach Daniel Farke says his team are in good shape ahead of the new campaign.
City were beaten for the first time in pre-season in Delbruck but Farke wasn’t concerned about the result, saying the performance was good.
Speaking to Norwich City TV post-match, Farke said: “I can’t be angry with the lads today because in general, our performance was good.
“Most parts of the game, we were in control and on the front foot against a side who is one of the favourites for promotion to the German Bundesliga.
“Today we conceded two sloppy goals but I prefer to concede sloppy goals in pre-season and not during the season.
“Like the first [few] pre-season games, we showed that we are capable to create several things and that we are capable to score.
“I would be totally happy if we won this game but in general, it was solid and a good performance and I can live with this game.”
Drinks breaks midway through each half were in use at the Stadion Laumeskamp, as the match was played out in 28 degree heat, but Farke was delighted with how his team coped with the conditions.
“I’m pleased. For this game, the opponents had to play under the conditions as well,” he added. “It was not perfect but both teams had to live with it.
“They both had to find solutions and I got the feeling we found some really good solutions but we didn’t get the well-deserved win.
“In pre-season it’s all about getting fit and finding your first eleven and to create lots of togetherness. The lads seem in pretty good shape and hopefully we can go on.”