Ahead of his side's visit to Burnley on Saturday, Daniel Farke spoke in a press conference where he talked about about his opponents, Dyche and gave team news.
- Farke on Burnley and Sean Dyche's four hundredth game in charge of the Clarets
After his side won the Championship last season, Daniel Farke and Norwich City are looking for a way of being competitive in the Premier League. This is Burnley's fifth successive campaign in the top flight of English Football after suffering a relegation in season 2014-15 and as a result are often the example of Club given to newly promoted Clubs trying to stay in the division.
Speaking to canaries.co.uk Daniel Farke spoke about Burnley, Sean Dyche and the achievement of reaching a big milestone of four hundred games in charge at one Club and the way they came back from relegation to establish themselves:
"I’m full of respect for what Sean Dyche has done. It’s an unbelievable effort and challenge for Burnley to show consistency on this level. He was relegated once, then bounced back, it says a lot about his character."
“It’s a fantastic achievement. He stuck to his beliefs and kept their fighting spirit on the pitch, you can’t compare us that much as they have a lot of experienced players."
“When it’s important, they stick together and grind results out, I like this resilience. To have 400 games for one club in this business is great.”
People would perhaps expect Norwich to be feeling negative after losing every single game this season but Farke was keen to stress that his side are still targeting survival, what they need tomorrow to get anything from the game and points needed to survive in the Premier League:
“Turf Moor is an unbelievably tough place to go," he said. "As a newly promoted side, you have to win seven or eight home games and then a few away. We want to pick up points, but we’re respectful, we don’t see Burnley as an easy game."
“Sean Dyche will be fired up for this important home game. We have to make sure we pick up point after point. We have to consider games where we’re more likely to win points, this is normal."
“We need 35 plus points to stay in this league, so it will be a long road. If we improve in both boxes, we definitely have a chance to do this.”
- Farke on Burnley's set piece quality
The Clarets are effective at scoring and defending set pieces and Farke recognised how important it is to restrict the amount of free kicks and corners his side give away tomorrow: “We can’t allow many set-pieces, corners or free-kicks."
“We have to concede these less. The better we are in possession, the better it is. Burnley are one of the best sides for set-pieces because of their physical threats, they use every free kick, even in their own half."
“It’s not easy for us. Two years ago, we defended all their set-pieces, so it is possible, but we have to be spot on.”
- Norwich City team news
Sam Byram has been injured long term for Norwich but in good news for both the left back and the Club themselves, Farke revealed that the 28 year old has trained this week with the first team. There will be a late decision made regarding on loan Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour after the Scot picked up a knock in training this week. Christoph Zimmermann and Todd Cantwell remain out with ankle and personal reasons keeping the pair out but they are expected to be available again after the international break as will Przemyslaw Placheta who is back in full training.