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Daniel Farke: I'm satisfied with the point at Hull

28 November 2018

Norwich City boss Daniel Farke was satisfied with a point away to Hull City after the game ended in a 0-0 draw at the KCOM Stadium.

The Canaries had been on a six-game winning run ahead of their trip to East Yorkshire but Farke was not critical of his side who had to battle through tough weather conditions, as well as against a committed Tigers side who were fighting to move away from the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone.

“When you judge it in the obvious way normally we should have won this game, because we had more possession and created more chances,” said Farke.

“Especially in the second half I’d say we had the golden chance of Tom Trybull, a header that should have been a goal.

“We had the better chances, more shots and so in general you say we should have won this game -  but it is like it is, so sometimes you have to take a point and we can’t be that arrogant that we think that we win each and every game in this league.

"It is a tough place and after six wins, if you can’t win a game you at least  have to make sure you don’t lose it, and to be there with a clean sheet is something that will please us.”

He added: “In offensive play we have been better in the recent weeks, but in general because of the chances created it should be enough to win such a tough away game, but it is how it is and we take the point today.”

Nigel Adkins side proved tough opponents having lost to Nottingham Forest in their last home match on Saturday and former Canary David Marshall in the Hull goal thwarted City on a couple of occasions.

The City boss explained:  “I think we started a bit too complicated and our passing quality wasn’t as positive as some of the recent weeks in the first 20 minutes - but it’s also the tough conditions, so Hull is fighting against relegation and invests everything and they know they can change with one game the whole mood, the whole atmosphere around here in the stadium with points against the league leaders. 

“The pitch was awful, the weather was awful and sometimes you have to fight till you are in the game and that’s what we did after 20 minutes.

"I think after 20 minutes we started to control the game and had several really good chances in the first half through Onel Hernandez and two times with Tom Trybull, and had good situations with corners and free-kicks but sadly we were unable to score.”

One absentee from the encounter was midfielder Moritz Leitner who had been a doubt ahead of the match having picked up a knock in the victory over Swansea on Saturday. The City boss confirmed the German was having a scan on his calf and wasn’t risked in this game.

“We tried everything in the morning and he joined us for a light session, but the risk was too big,” said Farke. “He still felt a tight calf and we decided to send him back to Norwich. He had a scan this evening and we are now waiting on the result. He’s crucial for us. We hope to have him back for Saturday. We hope not taking the risk was good.”

The Canaries return to action on Saturday at home to Rotherham having picked up four points on the road in their last two games.

“We had in the whole of November just one home game against Millwall. When you think back at how nice this day was, you can’t wait until you can play again in your living room. So of course we are looking forward to having a home game and hopefully we are again there with a good performance and result.”

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