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Daniel Farke: Our situation makes success in Championship harder, but we relish the challenge

31 October 2020

Daniel Farke says it will be much harder for his Norwich City side to reach the heights of their Championship-winning campaign of 2018-19, but the task is one his side is relishing.

According to Farke, the Canaries went under the radar that year with much of the talk surrounding clubs like Leeds United and Aston Villa potentially winning the title. 

However, expectation is much higher in and outside of Carrow Road this time around with City having spent a season in the Premier League.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Farke said: "The league [Sky Bet Championship] compared to two years isn't too different but our situation is different.

"Two years ago, everyone was talking about Leeds, Aston Villa etc. But this season, everyone is talking about us. Our reputation has grown and therefore it's more difficult for us to be successful.

"But it's been good to see us grind out results early on."

Reflecting on Tuesday's draw with Brentford, Farke said: "After watching the game back, I was even more happy with the first-half than I was straight away.

"The first 15 minutes, we were brilliant. The mistake cost us a little bit. But even in the last 10 minutes, we gained control back.

"Overall, it was a good point. We played sides below us in the table before that, Birmingham have had clean sheet since playing us. It shows how dominant we were against them."

On Bristol City, the boss said: "The momentum in the Championship changes a lot but it's definitely been a good start for Bristol City, they are a dangerous side. 

"We want to win games and we want to travel back with the points. We know the strengths of Bristol City. They are a direct side and have created lots of chances in the first few games. It's going to be a difficult away game."


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