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Daniel Farke: It’s a very proud moment

14 September 2019

Norwich’s 3-2 win over Manchester City showed the Canaries are capable of special things, says Daniel Farke.

City were struck by a lengthy injury list ahead of the game, but shocked the Premier League champions with a display of grit and style to give Norwich their second win of the season.

“The dressing room is buzzing, Carrow Road is buzzing and it’s a brilliant night for the whole club,” Farke told Canaries TV post-match. “To win against one of the best teams in the world with our injury situation is outstanding – I can’t praise the lads enough for their temperament, their spirit. It’s a win for our amazing fans and for our owners Delia and Michael.

“It’s a very proud moment because we showed an outstanding mentality and togetherness. Everyone wants to play football in order to create something extraordinary and nights to remember, and this night is definitely one to remember.”

City’s long injury list meant Farke was forced into several changes, but the lads did him proud.

“It was a debut in the starting line-up for Sam Byram, a debut in the starting line-up for Ibrahim Amadou in a position that isn’t his natural one, and a first game for Alex Tettey,” said Farke. “It was difficult but we had to deliver against perhaps the best team in the world, and we did it in our style. We totally believe we are capable of reaching something extraordinary today, and we showed amazing spirit.

“We have a lot of long-term injuries so it will be difficult. So we need this spirit and attitude because there will be setbacks and difficult moments and that’s when we will need our togetherness, and to remember moments like today.

“Each and every game will be different, with teams with different styles and quality, but we have to take out of this game that if you stick together you always have a chance. Even if no one bets on you, with bravery and commitment and togetherness you can go far.”

The boss also had a word for the City fans, who created an incredible atmosphere for the entire 90 minutes.

“Carrow Road was an explosion and we needed this,” he said. “Without our fans, and their help to bring us over the line, we wouldn’t have had a chance to win today. We needed this unity from the fans, and big compliments to our supporters – they were crucial for our win.”


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