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Daniel Farke: We have to attack the game

3 July 2020

Norwich City Head Coach Daniel Farke outlined his side’s attacking approach for Saturday’s Premier League game at home to Brighton & Hove Albion.

Speaking to the media in Friday’s press conference, Farke said parking the bus isn’t an option for the Canaries.

“We never try to park the bus - these players aren't made for that,” he said. “We have to attack the game and be brave.

“We have to concentrate on what we can deliver - performances. That's our only focus. We want to be back at our best level, making less mistakes. At least we will have two centre-backs available.

“The biggest problem is inconsistency when you have young players. When we have our best performance level, we can win against the best sides. We always try to show our best face.”

Asked to reflect on the season as a whole, Farke said that the club’s lack of spending compared to other Premier League clubs was necessary for the long-term stability for the club, in a week when Wigan entered into administration.

“I could have cried for more quality and been praised by the outside world, but it would have forced too much pressure on our club to make financially wrong decisions,” Farke said.

“I have to make sure this club doesn't just exist for the next one or two years. It would be the wrong choice to risk the long-term future financially.

“I have other values, not just thinking about my career, winning titles or money. I turned several offers down before this season. I could have made my life easier with more money, but I felt it was the right decision to help this club because of how much love I have for it. We need to stick to our plan. I can handle the pressure for the Head Coach.

“I'm convinced I'm at the right place. I knew this way could happen, for us to get stick for not investing more. The key people in the club are right for the mid and long-term success at Norwich. It's important they have the trust.

“We're all human, it's not enjoyable when you lose games, but for the mid and long-term it was important to stick to our plans. If we're in the Championship, we're prepared by being financially solid.”

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