‘Naive. Stupid. Inexperienced. Unprofessional’ - Farke angry City fell for double red card trap
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Daniel Farke admitted Norwich City were suckered into a first half double dismissal in Saturday’s 2-0 Premier League defeat to Burnley at Carrow Road.
Emi Buendia was sent off after referee Kevin Friend consulted a pitchside monitor, on the advice of the video assistant referee, following his elbow into the back of Ashley Westwood.
Buendia reacted after tangling with the Burnley midfielder moments earlier.
Josip Drmic was then sent off for a wild lunge on Erik Pieters as City imploded to a ninth straight league defeat.
Farke was in no doubt a streetwise Burnley had coaxed his side into conceding the early initiative.
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“We finish in position 20 in the league and we finish with eight outfield players. So let’s look in the mirror and not accuse anyone else,” he said. “But the story of the game is we needed to make it about our game; to be on the front foot. We can’t compete with Burnley physically or their aerial threats. So we managed to do that in the first 25 minutes. (Nick) Pope made some great saves. Ben Godfrey and Alex Tettey had big chances. We played exactly how we wanted. Then Burnley reacted in a way how you would expect an experienced Premier League side to react. They tried to break our rhythm.
“You saw the scene with (James) Tarkowski and Max Aarons. They tried to put our focus away a bit.
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“They were discussing every decision of the referee, I am not accusing them. But this is how a smart, established side reacts when they feel they are in problems.
“We walked with open eyes into this trap. We reacted too emotionally and we pick up two red cards. You can call it what you want - naivety, inexperienced, unprofessional, stupid. All the words fit.
“It is not acceptable and we will definitely have to speak internally about these two red cards. They were crucial factors why we lost this game.”