With Norwich City’s 2020-21 Championship campaign beginning on Saturday, head coach Daniel Farke was in an encouraging mood at his pre-Huddersfield press conference.
Asked for his message for the Norwich supporters ahead of the new season, Farke said: “We will rise again. We feel an unbelievable unity and backing from our supporters and we stick together. It is a new adventure and we go again. It is important that we stick together and we fight together.
“Yes, we can't change the past. It was difficult for us to play at Premier League level, especially after lockdown. We have to attack the new season. It was nice to have a good pre-season. I would have liked to have won the cup game as well. Of course, we want to get points at the first game and that is why we will travel highly motivated to the game on Saturday.”
City take on Huddersfield Town in the game in question, a visit to the John Smith’s Stadium providing the Canaries with the first opportunity to get three points on the board early on.
“They are not an unknown philosophy,” Farke said, discussing the Terriers. “You can already see the Leeds philosophy in the friendlies. The first game is always a little bit unknown but we have a good idea what to expect tactically.
“You can see (Carlos Coberan's) handwriting on the team already. I am impressed that he has managed to bring so much of his philosophy into the hearts of his players in such a short pre-season.”
Beyond this weekend, Farke continues to believe that Norwich City can establish itself as a top-flight club in the long run.
“We want to create a consistency in this club and the long term project is to become a permanent member of the Premier League,” he said. “I am highly motivated to complete this long term project with this club.
“My blood is already yellow and for that I am keen to bounce back with this club.”