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Daniel Farke: We will stick to our principles in the Premier League

8 August 2019

Daniel Farke says his Norwich City side will stick to their own beliefs and principles as they begin their Premier League journey on Friday.

Farke's Canaries travel to Liverpool on the opening weekend of the English top-flight and the City Head Coach has urged his team to stick to what brought them success in the Sky Bet Championship last season.

"For me the most important thing is that we stick to our principles. We want to go with our style and stick to our beliefs," said Farke at his pre-match press conference at the Lotus Training Centre.

"We know we are favourites for position 20 in the league. But everyone said we needed to spend loads of money last year, we broke rules last season and and we want to break more rules this season.

"Our lack of Premier League experience could be a positive. Our naivety could be a good thing. I want my players to go out there and think about why they first started playing football. I want them to be brave and enjoy playing.

"It's always good when you are a bit nervous. It's a big game and everyone wants to be involved. They are focused and concentrated on putting in a good performance."

One of the main principles of the current City group is attacking football and Farke says his team won't shy away from this against the European champions on Friday.

"We will go into each and every game to win. We don't want to save ourselves from a defeat. If we win or lose, we want to be there with the best goal difference we can get.

"We will fight in each and every minute. I will always protect my players, as long as they give everything. We have to climb Mount Everest again. Once thing is for sure, we will stick together.

"I watched their second-half against Man City [in the Community Shield], one of the best teams in the world. They dominated it and looked really good.

"They are used to playing with each other, they are in their rhythm. Maybe you could speak about Salah arriving late. 

"We want to be competitive even against the best Liverpool side." 

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