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Daniel Farke: We are disappointed but it's important not to get too low

28 November 2020

Daniel Farke admitted perspective was required in the aftermath of Norwich City's draw against Coventry City on Saturday.

The Canaries led for most of the encounter after Mario Vrancic's penalty in the first-half, but victory was snatched away from them in the dying embers after Maxime Biamou's close range finish.

But with a host of players out injured and five academy players on the bench, the City boss didn't want to be too disappointed after the game.

"In the end, when you concede with a few seconds to go, it's disappointing. You want to die and there's not doubt about these emotions.

"But all in all, I can't complain too much. What the lads are doing at the moment, under these circumstances is fantastic to get to ten games unbeaten.

"Regarding our situation with so many players out, it was difficult. It was a really good first-half, I could perhaps just criticise that the game was not buried at half-time. 

"It's not like we just scored the penalty through Mario Vrancic, but we also had another situation where there should have been a penalty if you watch the situation back.

"We also had the situations with Marco Stiepermann, one-on-one with the goalkeeper, Josh Martin with a free shot from ten yards, Marco Stiepermann with another shooting position. We could have scored at least a second goal so that the game was already buried.

"In the second-half, Coventry are a good side and proved that. There's no coincidence they were able to get four points out of the last two games. 

"I was pleased with our game management. We didn't allow them to have any chances and dominated possession. I can't remember one save Michael McGovern had to make. 

"We didn't allow many chances, the only topic was we were struggling to create even more chances to score the second goal. 

"But we defended everything really well until the last moment. This was the only situation I could criticise - our positioning in the switch of the play wasn't quite perfect. We could have invested a bit more to avoid it, our positioning on the wing wasn't perfect against the guy who was crossing. 

"Because Max as lying injured, the situation wasn't offside. But apart from this, I can't complain too much. We'll have to take a point."

On that injury to Aarons, Farke says the diagnosis will have to wait but the injury doesn't seem as bad as it looked.

"I'm sick of speaking about injuries. It seems like it's nothing to do with the ankle. It seems like it was heavy contact against his shin and it's pretty painful. He has problems to walk but we have to wait for further assessment. "

The draw extended City's unbeaten run to ten matches and Farke says he's team are still in a great position.

"If someone would have told us, we start after the intenational break with so many injured players and we took seven points out of three games, it's a great outcome.

"There was a chance to be in an even better position today but in general, it's not like the season is always easy. We are disappointed because we wanted to win this game but we didn't lose the game. We are in a top position and unbeaten in ten games. We showed lots of spirit and togetherness on the pitch today."


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