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Daniel Farke: It's outstanding to have this consistency

13 March 2019

Daniel Farke said he was delighted with his team’s performance in their 3-2 win over Hull and felt they could have gone on to score even more goals and make the victory more comfortable.

Norwich were 2-0 up by the 14th minute thanks to goals from Marco Stiepermann and Emi Buendia, but conceded just before half time to let the Tigers back into the game. However a second goal from Buendia on the hour mark secured the victory for the Canaries, with a Chris Martin goal in the 87th minute proving to be too late for Hull.

Reflecting on the performance, Farke said: “To be there with the ninth win in ten games is outstanding and I just can’t praise the lads enough.

“I think we were there with a brilliant performance and in the end I would say the result is a bit ridiculous because it could have been 7-1 or 8-1. We missed an unbelievable amount of chances, but football can sometimes be cruel and unfair because it’s not always that the better side is winning. But I am relieved we were able to win this game in the end.

“Our start was brilliant, we were totally on the front foot and scored two goals and created many, many chances. Normally the game should be done at half time but sadly we missed more than two or three chances and we should have added more goals in the first half.

"Then we had that pretty naïve mistake in the 46th minute and it has happened several times that we concede a goal close to the half time whistle so I was pretty annoyed with this scene because such a small situation can change the world in football.

“I was pleased with our reaction in the second half and we dominated again. We were not influenced by their goal and we scored a third goal but again missed many more chances. They had one situation in the second half and they were able to use it and then we had to defend the last four or five minutes and we did this in a really good way.”

The win sends Norwich back to the top of the Championship table and ten points clear of seventh place.

The City boss said: “Each and every point helps to reach our targets and we are pretty close right now to being really safe in a play-off position and also to finish in the top four and have a chance for automatic promotion. We are in a brilliant position and with 27 points out of the last 10 games it’s outstanding to have this consistency. But we stay greedy and want to go further on.”

The news of Farke signing a new contract with the Club until June 2022 was announced just before kick-off, however Farke said he was only focussed on the game until the final whistle came.

“Before the game I was really focussed on the game and our topics and I did not want to make out of this day the Daniel Farke celebration,” he said. “It’s always a stage for the team and the players.

"But the performance was brilliant and after a win everything was right to announce it before the game and of course to be allowed to sign for this Club I’m really over the moon. It’s an unbelievable happy day for me and after the game I was grateful and thankful.”

Norwich now prepare for a trip to Rotherham on Saturday in their last game before the international break.

Farke said: “I would have preferred fourth and fifth goals so we could have relaxed a bit earlier and not had to fight until the last second today. We have to recover right now really smart and quick to be prepared for the next game.

"Also after this game there is the international break so there will be time to calm everything down and relax and I’m sure we will travel highly motivated and recreated enough to be there with a good performance.”


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