‘Fantastic manager, fantastic guy’ - Wycombe boss Ainsworth on Farke
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Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth has huge respect for Daniel Farke but aims to cause a Championship upset at Norwich City this weekend.
Wanderers have endured a tough start to life in the second tier with no points and 13 goals conceded after promotion from League One.
Ainsworth hailed Farke’s achievements in England ahead of their latest meeting after an entertaining League Cup tie between the duo in September 2018 edged 4-3 by the Canaries.
“What a fantastic manager Daniel Farke is,” said the Wycombe chief. “A fantastic guy as well. I have big respect for him.
“They came to us in the League Cup a few years ago, he’ll remember (Adebayo) Akinfenwa because we brought him on that day and he helped change the game a little bit.
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“He does things in the right way. He conducts himself in the media and on the touchline in a fantastic way. I have nothing but the upmost respect for someone who comes to this country and can get a team promoted to the Premier League. It will be great to battle against him and a privilege to go to Carrow Road. This is what it is.
“I want to go there and really make a mark, so I can get my boys to say we really deserve to be here. We have earned the right, we are in the same league as these so let’s have a right go.
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“I am looking forward to the whole weekend. Then we have Watford, who were a whisker away from staying in the Premier League.
“So that is two fantastic games coming up which should whet the appetite of the boys. I just want the attitude to be, ‘This is what we wanted. This is what we came for and we were dreaming of for all our lives as footballers’.
“Not fearing it, not worrying how tough it might be.
“These are opportunities to show why Wycombe Wanderers got to the Championship and I want to take this opportunity with both hands.”