You are good enough. Now prove it, is Farke’s mantra

Daniel Farke insists Norwich City can compete with any side in the Premier League 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Daniel Farke insists Norwich City can compete with any side in the Premier League Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Paul Chesterton

Daniel Farke is urging his Norwich City boys to keep believing Premier League survival is in their grasp.

The Canaries remain four points from safety, but their head coach rated a 1-1 top-flight draw at Leicester City as his 'outstanding' performance of the season.

City will need to hit those levels again to get the better of Wolves on Saturday at Carrow Road.

"We looked like a side who could play on the same level as one competing for the title," said Farke. "It was not a performance where Leicester hit the bar eight times or the post five times. We didn't allow many chances, we controlled the game - probably our best performance of the whole season, although we had some impressive wins.

"I was very proud of this performance.

"Why is it better than Manchester City? We were away to a team in a top class shape who can play many teams off the pitch and score lots of goals. But we were definitely the better side in the first half and created the better chances in the second half.

"It is difficult to compare Manchester City, a great performance, Newcastle, a great win, but when you look at the strength of the opponent you have to say it was right up there."

City were again punished from a set-piece concession but Farke insists there has been a marked improvement in their defensive work in recent weeks.

"When I compare where we are now to before the last international break - and I know we have conceded some goals from set-pieces - but I think in general play we are looking more solid in our defending," he said. "If we stick to our principles and are good in our attacking play and possession then we are capable of winning points in each match.

"It is frustrating to concede these type of goals but I also have to say (at Leicester) we faced the best set piece taker in the league, and when you have a striker in red hot form like Jamie Vardy it is difficult to defend this movement. But we were a bit unlucky.

"I'd wish we could have done better in this moment but with James Maddison and one of the best strikers in Europe it is hard to defend.

"On this level there are so many turning points.

"But a result like that is always good for the mood and the confidence and we will take this into the next weeks."

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