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Farke pleased he didn’t rest Buendia as City attacker continues to improve

PUBLISHED: 17:23 28 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:42 28 September 2018

Emi Buendia missed this free-kick at Wycombe but set up three goals on the night Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Emi Buendia missed this free-kick at Wycombe but set up three goals on the night Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Daniel Farke is pleased he decided not to rest Emi Buendia in midweek, after seeing the youngster create three goals during the Carabao Cup win at Wycombe.

The 21-year-old twice set up Jordan Rhodes with crosses from the left and delivered the corner from which Tom Trybull headed in as the Canaries won 4-3 on Tuesday night.

“I think it’s quite normal, when you are joining us in the Championship and before then you are playing in Spain in the second tier, also with his Argentinian nature, so he has to adapt a bit to the style of the Championship – and I think he handled that pretty well from the start,” City’s head coach said of his talented summer signing.

“Then it was difficult because he didn’t have much pre-season, so from game to game we gave him more minutes.

“I was a bit tempted to give him a rest for the last cup game. But then we got the feeling that, especially when you have such a young Argentinian guy, it is more important to have self-confidence instead of freshness.

“Especially when you are this type of player and they are able to do something magic and creative moments, you live from your self-confidence.”

The former Getafe attacker took his tally of assists to five for the season in all competitions as he continues to establish himself as a Canaries player.

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“With his Argentinian background it is more like a mood player and for him we felt like it was more important to have a good game with some assists, for his self-confidence, and he was there with three assists in this game, which I think was outstanding,” Farke continued.

“I think in general, it’s for him, for his whole self-confidence and his mood, even better to play less rather than rest him. So I think it was the right decision but he still can improve and even in this game when he had three assists, there were one or two a bit naive losses of the ball, he has to work on this but that’s what you have to accept with such a young player.

“If you don’t allow young lads to make such mistakes then you can’t improve them. We try to speak a lot with him, we try to improve him on the training pitch and I got the feeling that his progress on the training pitch is really quick, we’re happy with this development and hopefully he can go further on.”

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