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Daniel Farke: The support of our fans gives us extra motivation

18 April 2019

Daniel Farke said he will let the table take care of itself ahead of Norwich City’s Good Friday match against Sheffield Wednesday at Carrow Road.

The Canaries go into the game top of the league, but Farke doesn’t want his side to get over too over-confident with four games still to play.

“When you are that successful it’s more like winning becomes habit and that’s what we want,” said Farke. “We want this attitude and we don’t want to lose but we want to keep the ground under our feet and to not get too self-confident.

“I’m not looking too far ahead, we have four more games and we will go into each and every game in order to win the game without regarding the situation in the table. The table will take care of itself, we want to be there with good performances with the best results we can get.

“We’re always greedy to win football games. When you come back in the dressing room after winning it’s a great feeling, so of course we are greedy to go further on with that winning feeling back inside our dressing room.”

Steve Bruce had some kind words for the City boss in his press conference ahead of the game, and Farke said he appreciated the recognition from the experienced Owls manager.

“It’s always nice when you’re praised and get some nice comments, especially from a really successful and experienced team coach as he knows exactly what is necessary to be successful in this league and on this level," said the City Boss. 

“I’m full of respect for Steve and all the work that he has done and I am looking forward to seeing him again tomorrow, it’s always nice to speak to him before and after the game because he’s such a nice character.

“I’m also sure that he will be greedy in order to be successful and get the points at Carrow Road as they still have a slight chance of getting a play-off place, but that doesn’t take anything away from hearing some warm words about from such a successful coach.”

With City's fans playing such a big part in the team's success this season, Farke called on the Yellow Army to continue cheering the team on to push them over the line.

He said: “You can label it [the support] as outstanding and fantastic, world class even, the support and the feeling that we have around Carrow Road, the whole city, in the whole region and within the Club – it’s really one unity at the moment.

“This is crucial as it gives extra motivation for the players to give this two or three percent more on the training pitch, also on the pitch when we have our games, it’s a good feeling and our supporters are key for our successful season so far.

"But of course it will be important that we go further on with this attitude and also with the atmosphere because it’s carrying us.”


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