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Daniel Farke: The Championship is relentless, there is no time to reflect

6 March 2021

Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke says the players are fully focused on Luton Town this Saturday and have had no time to reflect on their excellent victory over Brentford in midweek.

The Canaries moved 10 points clear of second placed Brentford in the table thanks to Emi Buendia’s strike in a 1-0 win over Thomas Frank’s side. And while some may have expected them to bask in the joy of such a significant result for a little while, Farke said that was not the case.

“The Championship is relentless, and you don’t have any time to reflect and enjoy wins,” he said. “It is about consistency and you have to deliver every three days. It is a winning mentality to show this consistency. To not be too pleased when you win but not get too down when you have setbacks. We have proved this consistency and this title winning mentality before. 

“So, I am not concerned,” added Farke. “I can totally trust the characters in this dressing room. This group is fantastic to work with. We know what this league is about and after an amazing win, an amazing performance and an amazing mood in the dressing room we know we have to deliver again but we have done this before. We need to be fully focused, good in the details and use our chances. If we do this, we give ourselves a chance to get the next three points.”

Luton Town have done the double over Norwich already this season, beating City in the League Cup first round in September before recording a 3-1 win at Kenilworth Road in the league fixture in early December. However, for both those matches Norwich were without a number of key players, in the first game due to international call ups and the second because of an injury crisis.

However, asked why Luton were such a bogey side for Norwich this season, Daniel added: “It is proof of their quality. They have many options and many players who have experience at this level. They are   a good championship side and it does not surprise me that they are closer to the play-off places than they are the relegation spots. They are an unbelievably competitive side, and I am sure they will be unbelievably competitive tomorrow.

They (Luton) are a side that switches their base formation so much in between games and in games. They will give it a real go and we need to be there with a top-class performance.”


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