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Daniel Farke: We didn't take our chances

3 November 2020

Daniel Farke says his Norwich City were missing a clinical edge in their goalless draw with Millwall on Tuesday night.

The Canaries had plenty of opportunites to win the match, but they often lacked a final pass or decisive finish in the final third.

Emi Buendia had the team's best chance but he shot straight at Bartosz Bialkowski in the second-half from a promising position inside the area.

Speaking to post-match, Farke said: "If I’m really honest, it’s not what we wanted. We wanted to win this game and we were greedy to improve our situation further on.

"Sometimes, you have to accept you can’t always be there with a late winner. I have to say, it was against a deep defending Millwall side.

"They played out of a 5-3-2 formation, even in an offensive position, [Shane] Ferguson played as a defensive player.

"To be honest, it’s a record number of shots for us, 27 I think, and that should be enough to score a goal. That’s the only thing I have to criticise a little bit.

"The responsibility for the final pass and finish. We created so many situations around the box but then were not always tidy and clean with the final pass.

"When I think about the situations – Przemyslaw Placheta in the first-half, no pressure from 18 yards and hits it over the crossbar.

"In the second-half, Emi Buendia has two chances and we have to score out of these. The players know this. Today, we didn’t show the quality to finish our situations."

However, the boss wasn't too downhearted, adding he liked elements of the display, especially the defensive display his team put in.

"I have to say there were many topics I liked. I liked that we didn’t give away one chance, except for the 95th minute.

"We controlled all their counters, they didn’t create one chance from these situations. We came back with a clean sheet which is always quite important.

"We dominated this game, even against this side we found many ways to create chances. Of course, when the opponent is sitting that deep, it’s not like against Bristol City when you create 7/8 one-against-one chances against the goalkeeper."

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