Panic? You are forgetting Millwall (a) says Daniel Farke
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Daniel Farke insists he is not ready to panic over Norwich City’s Championship downturn.
The Canaries suffered a third consecutive league defeat at Bolton, but Farke rejects any notion his squad have slipped back into bad habits.
The German will spend the latest international break looking for answers, in a repeat of how he plotted an early-season revival following a watershed away league defeat at Millwall.
“No, I am not so concerned that we are in another bad moment like that.
“We have improved so much, especially our defending,” he said. “We have to work against this situation and pick up a really good result pretty soon for the self-confidence.
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“We need to get this turned round, and that is the topic we have to work on. Self-confidence only really comes from scoring goals and winning games on the pitch but I can promise over the international break we will work hard.
“We have to be better at using our chances but the only thing that is going to really help is to score in important moments, not in a friendly game or even in training.
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“For that, I am pleased that Josh Murphy was able to take one of his chances.
“It will help him and hopefully some of the attacking players will score pretty soon.”
Experienced striker Cameron Jerome is coming in for criticism, after one league goal in 15 appearances this season, but Nelson Oliveira has travelled to Portugal to step up his recovery from a series of niggling injuries.
“The team need him. He is very important because of his potential,” said Farke. “We all know Nelson is a brilliant footballer. Sometimes there is a period in a season of two or three games when you do without him but when you have to do without him for many games it is difficult, because he is a key player.
“Cameron missed some chances (at Bolton) but I am a striker too and there will be games when you do miss the best chances.
“This is football. I know we have problems with this topic and we work a lot.
“I feel we have created more chances of late but perhaps it is confidence and having the nerve to score in the determining situations.
“For sure, it helps when we have quality players with experience in the attacking areas to come back. But the other thing is you have to work pretty hard to get your self-confidence.”