Build the wall. Farke wants Carrow Road rocking for Aston Villa visit
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Daniel Farke denies Norwich City’s Premier League clash against Aston Villa is a ‘final’ - but he does want home fans to create a cup-tie noise.
Carrow Road served up a wall of sound to sink champions Manchester City and Farke will demand that type of backing for his depleted squad on Saturday.
"We need a fortress in our situation. Especially the young lads need that support," he said. "Each game is important at this level. Each and every point, but it is not like a final. You need close to 40 points to stay in this league. We know we have to be at our best to be competitive and that is the same for Aston Villa.
"When you have so many injuries it is even better to gain some points. We have to stick together, players, club and fans. Hard work is the answer to these situations and key players coming back after the international break.
"When the wind is in your face you have to stick together and that is exactly what we will do.
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"They didn't let me down (at Crystal Palace). They tried until the last second and gave their heart but sometimes there is a limit when you are not effective in using chances."
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"As a coach you are always a bit concerned but let's stay calm. We were not too carried away when we beat Manchester City so let's not be too down because of two losses on the road with difficult personal terms," he said. "The injuries are my bigger concern, not the results. We expected difficult times but we must stick to our guns.
"We have to be more effective in the small details. You have to reward yourself when you are in your good moments. We proved in that period to half-time we were able to dominate a game and create chances.
"My feeling is we should have equalised when you are so much on the front foot. This is what cost us again. We were a bit braver in that period. We were trying to do too much one touch stuff before and from those situations Palace created some dangerous counter attacks.
"That spell before half-time is exactly the football I want to play.
"Of course I would have liked to carry on in that manner in the second half but at this level it is not easy."