‘We should have pride to be allowed to wear this yellow shirt’ - Farke grateful to City supporters ahead of 9,000 following at Spurs
PUBLISHED: 06:00 03 March 2020
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Daniel Farke is aware that his Norwich City squad have the hopes of the Canaries nation on their shoulders as they travel to Tottenham Hotspur hoping to reach their first FA Cup quarter-final since 1992.
City travel to the capital tomorrow evening to face Jose Mourinho's Spurs, who have lost their last three fixtures in all competitions.
Farke's men beat Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor in the previous round and will hope to advance to the quarter-final stage for the first time since that victory over Southampton in a replay that City won 2-1.
9,000 City supporters are set to descend on the capital - the Canaries biggest away following since the 2015 play-off final at Wembley.
That support isn't something taken for granted by City's head coach, particularly given they find themselves rooted to the foot of the Premier League table.
Speaking about the support, Farke said: "That's amazing. It also says a lot about Norwich City and how much passion and togetherness is here in the city and in this group.
"We don't take this support as a given with the situation we are in. It's also quite important to know this as a player and how much responsibility and pride we should have, pride to be allowed to wear this yellow shirt and each staff member to be allowed to work for this amazing club."
Spurs beat Southampton in the fourth round of the competition and Mourinho will looking to win the club's first major trophy since their League Cup triumph in 2008.
For Farke, securing victory for City's supporters is his main focus after they have endured thousands of miles on the road, seeing only one away win in the Premier League this season.
"This is the biggest motivation we can take," he added. "Everyone outside can write us off about trying to stay in the Premier League.
"This is more like the biggest pressure that we have and the biggest motivation why we want to work on this on this little miracle."