Farke urges Canaries to move on from City scalp
Daniel Farke has urged his Norwich players to put their impressive Premier League win against Manchester City behind them and focus on their upcoming fixtures.
The Carrow Road outfit has been on a high all week after their Saturday evening heroics when an injury-depleted line-up managed to stun the reigning champions 3-2 in front of the live TV cameras.
It was Norwich’s second win from their opening five matches to move them up to 13th position on six points.
The win will also provide the players with a huge confidence boost and a real sense of belief that they can hold their own in the top flight this season.
However, Farke is aware that his squad can’t afford to live off taking City’s scalp for too long because it could ultimately have a negative impact on their results.
A less glamorous trip to face Burnley at Turf Moor is up next on Saturday, before key games against Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Bournemouth follow.
Those four matches are games which Norwich should be looking to secure a healthy amount of points from in their quest to avoid an immediate return to the Championship.
Therefore, Farke has looked to reinforce the fact this “humble” side will be underdogs in the majority of games this season and “keep our feet firmly on the ground”.
He added: “The lads deserve to savour beating Manchester City but then we have to concentrate on the next task. Each and every game is still difficult for us.
“Take Aston Villa, for example, it is not like you can judge them as a newly promoted side. They were able to spend money perhaps like no other club in this country. They can be a giant not just in England but Europe.
“We can’t compare ourselves right now with them or even Burnley, who under Sean Dyche for several years have been on this level.”
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