‘It was our best away performance of the season’ - Daniel Farke upbeat despite a fifth winless Championship outing

There was more frustration for the Canaries at the City Ground last night.

There was more frustration for the Canaries at the City Ground last night. - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Daniel Farke labelled Norwich City’s 1-0 Championship defeat at Nottingham Forest his side’s best away performance of the season.

Daryl Murphy punished the Canaries late on at the City Ground after the visitors again failed to cash in on numerous promising positions.

Farke’s squad have now failed to win any of their last five in the league, but the head coach insists the tide will turn.

“I totally got the feeling it was our best away performance of the whole season,” he said. “Although we had many away wins it was our best performance.

“We controlled the whole game, we calmed the stadium down. When you watch their last few games here they were brilliant.

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“The only thing that was missing was using one of our chances to go in the lead. Then we had to change an injured player in Timm Klose at half-time. That didn’t help but we were the better team still in the second half.

“To accept a goal out of an easy crossing situation is tough. We reacted a bit too late. Christoph Zimmermann manages to clear it against Daryl Murphy. It is hard to accept. We invested so much.

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“I criticised my lads very harshly after Barnsley because it was our worst home game but this was our best away game, 100pc.

“Our defending in Middlesbrough, Sheffield and Reading was brilliant but it was more we scored and then had to shut everything down. I criticised our pressing against Barnsley. It was good here. So too the counter-actions, our passing. The only thing, and we have had this topic several times, was we missed out chances. In many topics we were brilliant.

“I was concerned on Saturday because the performance was not good. Not here. The attitude and the togetherness were good, although we had some tough days. This is another one.

“When you want to turn around a bad run it is not easy.

“We felt at half-time we could win because we were so much the better team but like in life, there can unlucky situations. If we continue with this attitude we will games.”

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