Daniel Farke makes a pact with Norwich City fans
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Daniel Farke is urging Norwich City fans to enjoy that winning feeling - and let him worry about scoring more goals.
The Canaries eased to a fourth Championship victory in six games against 10-man Middlesbrough at Carrow Road on Saturday, but it was another slender 1-0 success courtesy of Tom Trybull’s stunning strike.
Farke again played down hopes of a late promotion push, with City eight points off the top six, but unlocking their goalscoring potential is a top priority.
“I would be pleased if Angus Gunn was scoring goals for us,” he said.
“I just want to win games. Sometimes it is good when you don’t have just the one striker scoring goals.
“We are struggling a little bit in this area and I would have liked the second goal to calm it down.
“We had the feeling this season home and away we need more runners from deep, we need to move the ball quicker in the last row.
“The advantage in the away games is if we score first then we have more counter situations.
“When they sit deeper we need to find solutions. Of course for the fans that is easier to get behind than the patient style.
“The most complicated topic in football is to score and create chances against a compact opponent.
“Right now, seven games, 16 points, a brilliant average and we must be very close to the top of the form table. But it is just a moment to enjoy this run.”
Farke insisted Rudy Gestede’s first half red card was not the key moment - with Trybull celebrating his longer term contract in fine style - although the midfielder came off with an ankle injury.
“He fell on his ankle and it is pretty swollen,” said Farke.
“Hopefully nothing too bad because he is just back after a back problem. He proved again how important he is to our game.
“It was a brilliant day for Tom and the club as well.
“Tom has got a lot of abilities. Perhaps scoring goals is not one of those but he has the technical ability.
“He can find that balance to calm the game down or to speed it up.
“I was too far away to be able to judge the red card. I don’t know if there were bad intentions.
“All I would say is he already had a yellow card and that challenge was at least another yellow card, so it would be the same result.
“It was quite normal he has to go off. I don’t believe the referee made a mistake.”
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