Sharp one liner from City boss when asked to pick a winner between Leeds and Sheffield United
PUBLISHED: 16:02 15 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:03 15 March 2019
Daniel Farke quipped the best result for Norwich City when Championship title rivals Leeds and Sheffield United collide this weekend is a win at Rotherham.
The Canaries’ boss wants his table toppers to take care of business at the Millers rather than worry what happens in a red hot Yorkshire derby earlier on Saturday.
Norwich could be replaced at the summit by the time they kick off in South Yorkshire, if Leeds get the better of Chris Wilder’s side.
To underline the point, Farke insists it is not a three-horse race for the automatic promotion spots.
“I still know West Brom have the quality to have a few wins in a row,” he said. “We have to travel to Middlesbrough and they are capable of closing the gap. Yes, ourselves Leeds and Sheffield are in the best position but I don’t mind what happens in their game. A win at Rotherham is the best result for us. Perhaps if this was the last game of the season we might be more interested.
“We know if we have a good result at Rotherham there is a chance to improve our own situation.”
Farke outlined his Premier League vision earlier this week, after signing a new longer term Carrow Road, but any top flight talk is on the back burner.
“To be honest until we reach this target I am not going to speak about whether it would be too soon for us to go to the Premier League,” he said. “We made it clear this is a long term project. We are greedy.
“If it is possible to reach something extraordinary then we can speak about such things. If we do get promoted it would be something sensational. We want to win each game. We don’t feel any extra pressure.
“We appreciate the situation we are in. The less games you have left the more realistic it is. We are not scared of this.”