‘This dressing room is unstoppable’ - Farke sounds City rallying cry for Potters’ promotion duel
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Daniel Farke feels his ‘unstoppable’ Norwich City squad will not be denied in their Premier League quest.
The Canaries could seal a top flight place with a win at Stoke City on Easter Monday, coupled with either Leeds or Sheffield United dropping points in what promises to be another tense slice of Championship promotion action.
Farke’s side have a five-point buffer to the chasing pack, after a last gasp 2-2 draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Good Friday that was mired in refereeing controversy.
Norwich have sold out their away allocation in the Potteries, with thousands more set to watch the game at a live Carrow Road beamback.
“I tell you what, with this character, this spirit, this team, this dressing room is unstoppable,” said Farke. “It is remarkable to be five points clear when you consider how many strange situations we have faced.
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“Whatever is against us, even if we finish with eight players, we will try to win points, and we will with this group.
“It is not just the support through the games, it is more the feeling you have around the region and in the city. Not just inside the club.
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“There is that unity and it is crucial. It provides some extra motivation for the players to give more on the pitch or in training.
“The supporters are part of this success. We need this atmosphere because it is carrying us a bit.”
Farke looked the coolest man in Carrow Road when Vrancic’s 97th minute free kick salvaged a point in a breathless finale, after Steven Fletcher’s handled finish looked to be the match-winner.
“I was not willing to celebrate because in this moment my feeling was it was not fair play,” he said. “It is important not to be killed in the head after such an important game and so many situations against you. We played a fantastic first half, scored a brilliant goal and should have scored a second. The only scene for Sheffield was a terrific strike from nearly 40 yards into the top corner.
“It was a joke to be 1-1 at half-time. We then put a lot of pressure on the opponent but it is difficult to score against a Steve Bruce side. They score with a hand but despite the decisions going against us we kept believing, kept taking risks and there was a moment of magic from Mario.
“He was crucial in the build up and then the free kick.”