City will not be Premier League ‘tourists’ warns midfield ace
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Tom Trybull pledges Norwich City will not be ‘tourists’ in the Premier League.
Daniel Farke's squad defied all expectations to earn promotion last season with a thrilling Championship title win.
City are already tipped to make a swift return to the Football League by many pundits, but Trybull is confident the Canaries can rise to the challenge against some of the biggest clubs in the world.
"We did not go up to just take mobile phone pictures in the stadiums as tourists," he said. "We want to do it in our style, it can be a nice season for us. Of course, I do not know where it ends.
"I've never experienced a team spirit like this.
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"We've produced in so many games at the end because we do not play desperate long balls, we continue to play our combination and attack football until the opponent gets tired.
"Daniel Farke consistently pulls his philosophy through. That means attacking, lots of possession and always trying to make the game. He has a good eye for players who fit."
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Trybull missed out on the final games of the campaign after picking up an ankle injury at Stoke City on Easter Monday. The cultured midfielder had forged a key partnership with Kenny McLean in central midfield.
City's promotion to the Premier League doubles as a remarkable personal story for the 26-year-old, who only earned his shot at Carrow Road after a successful trial. Trybull had spent two seasons in the wilderness in Germany, at St Pauli and Greuther Furth, before kickstarting his career at ADO Den Haag.
Farke's wife, Anna, has now written a children's book based on her husband's football experiences which is scheduled to be available for the Premier League kick off.
"She is very strong, she has changed my life - in every respect. She taught me never to give up," said Trybull, speaking to the Hamburg Morning Post.
"This is not just about my career, but also about how to keep track of your goals, for example, about your dreams and desires that you had or still have as a child, no matter what others think about it.
"This book is intended to give children, but also adults some courage to stand behind what they love and enjoy the most.
"It's a football story and a children's book that has something to offer for children and adults."