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Daniel Farke: We aren't focused on our league position

1 November 2019

Daniel Farke isn’t concerned with Norwich City’s current league position and is insistent  on letting the league table take care of itself.

The Canaries are currently 19th in the Premier League but a win at the Amex Stadium on Saturday could lift them out of the relegation zone.

But the City head coach reiterated his stance on the league table in his Friday press conference, saying that his players are only focused on themselves.

“We're not addicted to looking at the table. We want to win games and let it take care of itself. That's the approach we had last season and we had a brilliant finish,” said Farke.

“People started playing football to be on the pitch with their mates and prove they are the better side, so that's what we try to do rather than worry about the league table.”

“However, it's important to stay in contention and make sure there's not an unbelievably big gap.”

Farke was given an injury boost this week with the news that goalkeeper Tim Krul will be available for the trip despite picking up a knee injury in last weekend’s defeat to Manchester United.

That means a reunion with the Seagulls for Krul who spent three seasons there before moving to City in July 2018.

Farke gave his view on Graham Potter’s men: “Brighton are a well settled Premier League side with top class players. Graham has a clear idea how he wants them to play.

“Potter's a top class coach and I like his approach. I was a friend of his when he was at Swansea and I like what he's done at Brighton.

“It's great when you see on the pitch what the coach wants and you can see Potter's handwriting at Brighton. They dominate the ball and possession and can switch formation within games.

“We can't bring players like Maupay in for millions of pounds, so they're not a role model for us, but we do have to stick to our principles like they do.”


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