Daniel Farke has downplayed suggestions that the play-off pressure is all on Leeds United ahead of Sunday's first leg against Norwich City at Carrow Road. 

Canaries head coach David Wagner has stated that the pressure is on Farke's men heading into the first leg owing to the 90-point finish and financial demands that will become prevalent for the Yorkshire-based side should they fail to reach the top flight. 

17 points separated the teams in the regular campaign, and that is the biggest points gap between two sides in the play-offs since their creation. 

Leeds have been made favourites to emerge from the play-offs victorious as they seek to join Ipswich Town and Leicester City in the Premier League. 

A disappointing run of end-of-season form saw Leeds beaten in four of their last six, which has only added to the growing levels of unease among some sections of the fanbase already traumatised by four unsuccessful play-off campaigns. 

City and Wagner have sought to push the pressure onto Farke and the Leeds camp ahead of the first leg, but Farke has rejected suggestions that all the expectation is on his side.

"I'm not a believer of psychological games or that the pressure is here or it is there. It's always the same," Farke said. 

"Each and every team wants to win the points; if you don't win the game, then you are very disappointed. The pressure is on both teams, and this is the same.

Norwich Evening News: It's friends reunited as Norwich City come up against Daniel Farke and Leeds United this weekend.It's friends reunited as Norwich City come up against Daniel Farke and Leeds United this weekend. (Image: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd)

"Both teams have played in order to earn this right to have a chance for promotion, and both clubs and sides want to do this.

"I don't think that there is anyone in the Norwich dressing room, and the club, and I know this football club a little bit, was not willing to promote to the Premier League. For that, I think both teams are highly motivated and it's more something to discuss for the pundits and around where the pressure is more on or not.

"We are definitely aware that we want to be successful in these two games to earn the right to play at Wembley - this is all we are concentrated on."