Title talk is off the agenda at Norwich City

PUBLISHED: 05:55 16 April 2019 | UPDATED: 11:23 16 April 2019

Norwich City's teenage defender Max Aarons has handled the pressure of a promotion push 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City's teenage defender Max Aarons has handled the pressure of a promotion push Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Paul Chesterton

Title talk can wait for Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke until Premier League promotion is done and dusted.

The Canaries could seal a top flight place over a pivotal Easter weekend in the Championship, with Sheffield Wednesday heading to Carrow Road on Good Friday prior to an Easter Monday trip to Stoke City.

Defeat for Sheffield United on Friday lunchtime, at home to Nottingham Forest, coupled with a win for Norwich later in the day, would confirm their place in the Premier League.

City looked to be powering away from the chasing pack after eight straight league wins but have been held to draws against relegation-threatened Reading and Wigan.

Farke's priority is getting the better of Steve Bruce's Owls rather than trying to lift silverware.

“If you had told me before the Wigan game that after this difficult away game we are seven points clear (of third) I would have definitely taken it,” he said.

“We have to expect our other opponents will win all four games left so we must go further on, stay greedy and look to win our games as well. We will now try to do that against Sheffield Wednesday.

“During the whole season we have not spoken about the outcome. We are focused on our process. That is the most important thing. After the season you can look back and say it was an unbelievable success or we could have done this or that maybe better. Right now it is the next game.

“I am not analysing whether we can win the league or we go up or we are in the play-offs.

“I just try to find solutions for the next opponent. Other people can put labels on the season and say it was a success.”

Farke has been feted for his brand of football but the head coach has also worked hard to instil the right mindset.

“We are always switched on, focused and respectful for every task we face,” he said.

“That is a process within the group. I am not concerned at all we are complacent or arrogant. But we have to make sure we all know the danger.

“We worked a lot on this attitude since I came here.

“I was very keen to ensure that we are not too self-confident or we are arrogant.

“Try to be as good as you can in your job and don't look too far ahead. That is why I was pleased my young lads kept their composure (at Wigan).”

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