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Daniel Farke: This game is no more important than any other

4 February 2021

Norwich City travel to Swansea City with five points between the two sides for tomorrow’s Championship fixture.

But three points are three points, no matter which team they come against, so Daniel Farke and his side will be viewing it as level-headed as possible.

“In general, we're in a really good position in the league, and we know we realistically need to win 25 more points for the safety of the playoffs, and for direct promotion it’s 35,” he said.

“If we win tomorrow, we have to win less in the last games. It's an important game, but no more important than any other.

“We're going to Swansea and we're going to try our best in a difficult situation, this is our third game in six days.”

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Comparisons have been made to the Canaries’ trip to Elland Road during the 2018-19 season, when City showed their title credentials with a 3-1 win at Leeds United, but Farke thinks the circumstances are different this time.

“A win is always a good statement and even better for the points and confidence. It's our third game in six days, we had no chance to think about Swansea for a second, so it's difficult to feel enthusiastic for this game. 

“It's a much more complicated game than Leeds two years ago, but every point helps. If we come back with three points, it's a massive result for us, but we won't judge it too much as a final.

“It's more difficult for us to have three games in six days on a difficult pitch with back-to-back away travels. It's tricky and we're not in the best position to rotate too much. 

“The TV broadcasters have picked this game as a Friday night game, so it was moved forward. It's not the best situation for us, but I have no complaints. We can't change this, that is why we train so much.”

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