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Daniel Farke: We want to grind out this result

16 March 2021

Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke discussed how difficult it is to create chances and score goals against Chris Hughton’s sides ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Nottingham Forest.

“My message to my players is to keep going,” he said. “I'm not concerned about complacency. We've proved this two years ago and this season, in this league there is no time, space or reason for complacency. 

“Nottingham will be an unbelievably difficult task against an experienced coach. It's so hard to make chances against a Chris Hughton side, we have to keep going.

“We want to attack the games, we don't play football to not lose, we play to win. Each and every game you win is yours. We're not too addicted or disappointed when other teams win or draw, we're just focused on ourselves. 

“We want to win as many points as possible, we're trying to make sure we'll finish at least in the top six or four and with a few more wins, we can finish in the top two.”

Forest sit 17th in the Championship ahead of Wednesday’s game and have only lost recent games by the smallest of margins.

“When you judge Nottingham's results, they always finish with a clean sheet or concede just one,” Farke said. “Chris Hughton's teams are always organised. When a coach can give a team good handwriting and structure, they're safe and don't have to worry about relegation. 

“With this coach, they can fight for play-offs next season, they will be greedy in the coming games to work on their momentum. I'm not surprised because I know about the quality of Chris Hughton, I like him a lot, he's a gentleman of the game.

“Chris is unbelievably experienced on this level. He behaves with so much dignity and I'm full of respect for what he's done. He's such an educated manager and it's always a pleasure to speak with him, it's not a pleasure to play against him!

“There are so many top players up front, it's a really good side and you wouldn't expect them to struggle at the wrong end of the table. I'm sure next season Chris will turn them into a side competing for the top six. We want to grind out this result.”

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