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Daniel Farke: It's a well-deserved great week for the Club

22 September 2018

Daniel Farke praised the outstanding commitment of his team after picking up nine points in the last three games.

The City boss said tonight’s 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers was well-deserved, following on from wins against Middlesbrough and Reading earlier in the week.

The victory saw another goal from Finnish striker Teemu Pukki, and Farke said it was another performance to be proud of.

“To go out of this week with nine points and also these performances is outstanding, I just can’t praise the lads enough,” he said. “Especially as we are struggling a lot with injuries with some pretty important players, but the togetherness and commitment of my lads is just outstanding, and for that it’s a well-deserved great week for the Club.

“I think we were outstanding in dominating the game and dominating the first half. I was a bit concerned we were not clinical enough in our finishing, but in the second half we were able to score. Normally in the last 15 minutes we should have scored more to calm the nerves down but in general it was no doubt a great result."

He added: "It is always important that you are there with solid defending and in the last games we were there with really good defending. They play with all these long balls in the last minutes and it is difficult to defend everything but my lads stick together. Because we didn’t score a second goal we had to be there with a clean sheet and it was well deserved.

“Again we had young lads on the pitch, especially our wingers who have an average age of 19, and when you face a Championship side who is there with 10 points out of the last four games it is quite normal that they are pressing in the end but we were able to handle it and again big compliments to the lads.”

The goal was Pukki's sixth for City so far this season, but Farke said their success is down to a team effort.

"I want to not only praise Teemu but praise all the lads,” he said. “Teemu is there with the end product but all the lads are important and I also want to praise Jordan Rhodes because for him it was really difficult not to play in the last games. He delivered at the beginning of the season and was there with good performances and he has such an unbelievable attitude. He said to me ‘boss, whenever you need me if it is for 90 minutes, nine minutes or 90 seconds I will be there and will try to deliver and work for the lads.’ This attitude is crucial to our success at the moment.”

City’s next game will see them face Wycombe Wanderers away in the Third Round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, with kick off at 7.45pm.


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