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Daniel Farke: We should have taken our chances

21 December 2019

Daniel Farke felt Norwich City needed to make the most of their dominant spells in their defeat to Wolves on Saturday.

City bossed the first-half and should have led by more than one at half-time. They were punished in the second-half by two Wolves goals and ended up losing the game.

Speaking to post-match, Farke said: “Football sometimes feels like the most unfair sport in the world, which it probably is. When you play games like tennis, basketball, handball you win more points, but football is often decided by one or two goals.

“In football you have to grab yourself a fair reward or fair outcome and today we missed too many chances and for that we missed the reward, they were able to use their two or three chances in the game, so we have to accept the loss.

“It feels unbelievably tough and is a disappointing day today, because I think performance-wise, in many many periods of the game, we were fantastic. Our goalscorer in record form so often in brilliant situations, but even he’s not a machine, so even he missed unbelievable chances at times, for that it feels unfair. We have to accuse ourselves; we missed the chances and we were ten inches too late in defending the goals, we have to accept it.

Farke praised his team for their display and felt their first-half performance should have been enough to take all three points

“I think today we were better than the Sheffield United game,” he continued. “In comparison to the Sheffield United game, we played nearly perfect in the first-half, scoring a goal, hitting the post, Teemu [Pukki] having two or three one-on-ones with the goalkeeper.

“Even the second-half, we weren’t that dominant, you can’t play such a game like a cup game against a team where you dominate every second. Of course, they had their spells in the second-half but I think we did more than enough to win the game.

“We have to accept that sometimes our best goal scorer has an off day, it’s not up to us to accuse him or whatever, he delivered with so many goals we have to back him and to accept ‘okay, you’ve won so many points for us, and today it was an off day’. We accept this.”

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