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Daniel Farke: We could have had five or six goals

17 March 2018

Daniel Farke said City will keep up the intensity in the remaining eight matches of the season, as the 3-2 win over Reading made it only two defeats in 17 for Norwich.

Three first-half goals helped give City victory, and the margin of victory could have been far greater given City’s dominance.

“We are greedy still,” Farke told the media post-match. “All of my players were fighting and were there with 100% commitment, and for that we are pleased and we will continue that in our last eight games.”

City played some excellent football, especially in the first-half when they repeatedly cut open Reading's backline, and City’s boss was pleased with the performance.

“It was a well-deserved win in a situation where we had to do without some important players,” Farke said. “We could easily have had five or six goals as we missed some good chances and hit the post, and I’m very pleased today.

“We all got the feeling at half-time that the game should be done, and in the beginning of the second half we had some good chances. When you’re just one goal up it can be difficult in the last few minutes as the opponents take risks and you have to concentrate on each and every defending situation, which we did very well.”

Mario Vrancic dictated the tempo for much of the match, while Dennis Srbeny impressed on his third start for the Canaries, although he will have been disappointed not to have opened his account after missing a glorious second-half chance.

“I think Dennis was really brilliant,” Farke said. “He saved so many balls and worked so hard for the group, and against the ball he was able to link the play and created a lot of situations for the lads. Sadly he missed his big scoring chance but it was a really, really good performance.

“Mario was outstanding. He won most of his duels, was really important for our balance and created a lot of chances.

“He’s worked a lot in the recent weeks on the training pitch and it’s been difficult leaving him on the pitch because he’s looked much improved, and today he proved that he is capable of really, really good performances.”


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