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Daniel Farke: We showed lots of qualities against Coventry

17 February 2021

Daniel Farke was pleased with the array of qualities his Norwich City side showed in their 2-0 win over Coventry City on Wednesday evening.

Farke said his team were near perfect in the first-half and was glowing in his assessment of some of their attacking football.

He was also pleased with how they navigated their way through the second period after Coventry improved following the restart.

City won 2-0 at St. Andrew's thanks to first-half goals from Teemu Pukki and Emi Buendia.

Speaking to canaries.co.uk after the game, Farke said: "I couldn’t be prouder. These types of games are difficult. It’s a difficult away game against a team fighting relegation and they wanted to win some important points.

"It was a fantastic first-half performance. We could have easily been three or four-nil up, we had many, many good chances – Teemu could have scored another, Ben Gibson and Grant Hanley had good chances too.

"It was nearly a perfect first-half. In the second-half, Coventry improved. They tried everything but it was important we showed some steel to return back to the dressing room with a clean sheet.

"Coventry have lost just one of their last ten home games and it was down to a top performance from my players that we were able to beat them.

"All in all, I’m pretty pleased with the performance and mentality we showed to return back with three points and clean sheet."

Buendia assisted Pukki for City's opener on 28 minutes, only for the Finn to return the favour on the stroke of half-time. The second capped off a sensational firsr 45 by Farke's men.

"It was great imagination from Emi and a perfectly timed run from Teemu and an ice cold finish.

"I loved the second goal as well. It was great to see our offensive players working hard to win the ball. Coventry is a good possession side and we didn’t allow them to build too much.

"It shows how much Teemu thinks of the team, in that situation he squared the ball to Emi. I was quite pleased with both goals."

As for the second-half, although City weren't at their free flowing best, Farke was delighted with how they managed the game.

"Coventry have some very good players. Their home record is impressive and I was pleased with our game management in the second-half."

"We could have dominated the game a bit more in the second-half but we dug in and showed real steel to stop them creating too many chances.


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