Keep your head up Tommy T is the advice from City boss
PUBLISHED: 06:00 31 December 2019 | UPDATED: 09:09 31 December 2019
Tom Trybull felt the pain of Norwich City’s controversial 2-2 Premier League draw against Tottenham more than most.
Head coach Daniel Farke admitted Trybull's loss of the ball deep in the Tottenham half cost his side two precious points in their survival fight, after it sparked the counter that led to Harry Kane's late equaliser at Carrow Road.
Christoph Zimmermann hauled down Kane to concede a penalty thumped home by the England captain, in a game marred by another VAR over-rule at the expense of the Canaries.
"Tom was probably the saddest person in the dressing room, because he came into the game as a late substitute and under-estimated the situation," said Farke. "He knows if he can keep the ball in that area we wouldn't allow a counter. To be 2-1 up and concede from a counter situation is of course disappointing.
"But they are human, they make mistakes, we have a young side. We haven't gone out and spent a lot of money to bring in experienced players who can play almost without mistakes at this high level.
"We have to back them, although it hurts, but we have to learn these errors can be costly and it probably cost us two points."
City return to Premier League action on Wednesday against Crystal Palace, and Farke stressed there were far more positives from a stirring Spurs' display.
"I was not frustrated. Proud and a bit disappointed, yes," he said. "It was a good point for us.
"To play two days after the previous game and for a squad which doesn't have the same depth as many other teams at this level we have to invest even more in each and every game just to compete.
"It can be easier for the top clubs to rotate.
"We played a team who were in the Champions League final a few months ago, who have a world class, experienced coach and top class players in a decent run fighting for the top four.
"So one point is a good result, but it was another unnecessary goal to concede.
"Harry Kane is an experienced striker and we have two centre backs coming back from longer term injury who have had to play a lot of football in a short period of time over the festive period.
"There was some tiredness at the end of that game but we showed a lot of fighting spirit, commitment and desire."