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Daniel Farke: Burnley can be a role model for us

20 September 2019

Norwich City Head Coach Daniel Farke has said that Burnley can be "a role model" for the Canaries due to their ability to survive in the Premier League without spending as much money as the competition.

While Sean Dyche’s side have different playing styles to City, it’s their mental strengths that Norwich can take inspiration from, Farke told the press in his pre-match press conference.

“We’re totally different to Burnley in so many ways, perhaps in the way we play and our approach,” he said. “One thing is for sure, when you stick together, have big spirit, commitment and togetherness, you can be successful, so they can be a role model for us.

“Burnley are used to playing with each other. They’ve got good experience. You always get the feeling when you see them that they’re a team with a good mentality and a great bunch of lads who stick together and fight for each other.

“I like their bravery and spirit. They’ve got good footballers, without a doubt, but they’re also a physical side who are dangerous from crossing situations and set pieces. They’re very sharp to winning the second ball so we have to be awake.

“I’m full of respect for Sean Dyche’s work and for Burnley. They always try to improve without having the biggest possibilities in terms of spending money. They have both feet on the ground and know where they come from.”

Norwich grabbed the national headlines last weekend when they beat Manchester City 3-2, but Farke and the squad are under no illusions that Saturday’s game will be a walk in the park.

“The game against Manchester City was good for the confidence and the mood, of course, but it won’t help us at all for Burnley. It will be a completely different game.

“We always have to prove ourselves, again and again, week by week. We’ve beaten one of the best teams in the world, but it’s not as if you can just press a button and do the same again to win all the other games.

“All the teams have different approaches. We’re unbelievably modest. We know that Burnley have been in the top-flight for several years. To be going there with six points is a really good situation. We know we’re competitive at this level.”

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