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Daniel Farke: We found a way to win, that's the main thing

5 December 2020

Daniel Farke hailed his Norwich City side's ability to 'find a way' in their victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

City's backs were against the wall with 15 minutes to play as Sheffield Wednesday looked set for a smash and grab win after Josh Windass's header on the hour mark.

However, the Canaries were persistent and produced two moments of real quality in the final ten minutes, with Josh Martin and Max Aarons firing the goals.

Speaking to canaries.co.uk, Farke said: "It’s what we expected from a Tony Pulis side. We knew it would be difficult to create chances against them. Once your behind in the game, you can’t really win the game because they always finish the game with a clean sheet or conceding a maximum of one goal.

"For that, many compliments for my lads. We found a way to turn this game. Also, to be the first team to score more than just one goal against them, in these circumstances to deliver after Luton when our confidence was not there.

"We have lots of players out and to turn this game around with will, spirit and togetherness, I can’t praise the lads enough today."

Martin was brought on with just ten minutes left and made an instant impact, firing home the equaliser within seconds of coming on.

The boss praised the youngster for showing a different facet of his skillset: "Josh Martin has outstanding technical ability but he needs to run in behind more. The best players in the world don’t score goals just from nice passing, they always invest in the stuff that hurts sometimes.

"We needed to find some solutions from wider positions in order to break through them, when they defend with eleven lads it’s difficult to create chances.

"Much credit to Josh, it was a fantastic pass from Mario Vrancic and Josh did well to run in behind and showed his quality.

"It’s a different quality to his game. Full credit that he showed that in an important moment today."

Vrancic notched both assists for the Canaries and showed his worth with another important display. Farke is well aware of the Bosnian's quality.

"Mario is a key player for us, we need him. I’ve always labelled him as a key, important player for us. He sometimes comes on, he is often the best bench player in the league because no one can influence a game more than him, with his goals and passing skills.

"We knew we would have lots of possession today and Mario is one of the best players in this whole country for me, with the ball.

"He’s able to dictate the rhythm and produce magic with possession. He’s not the quickest anymore and we have to work against the ball a lot so it’s not always the right moment to haver him on the pitch. But when we have to create something, he’s always the first choice.

"He produced several good passes and two important assists. We should all value we have a player of his quality and attitude. He never gets moody when he’s on the bench, he’s always there for the team."


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