'He is one of our young talents and we are fortunate to have him' - Daniel Farke imparts advice to starlet
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Facing Premier League-bound Wolves at Molineux is the perfect derby encore for Daniel Farke.
Norwich’s head coach dismissed worries on Tuesday over the fatigue factor or the challenge of trying to lift his squad again after such an emotional high, following a stoppage-time comeback against bitter rivals Ipswich.
Farke viewed Timm Klose’s dramatic 95th-minute intervention as fresh evidence he is onto something at Carrow Road.
“We have this feeling there is something growing,” he said.
“Key moments help the season and the future. I can’t imagine any other professional club has such a togetherness in the dressing room and for me that is crucial. It has won us a point in that game and maybe three points another day.
“We could feel how much it meant not just to the players but everyone who works at the club.
“We didn’t have our best day but came back with the last situation of the game.
“It’s important for the self-confidence and for the togetherness.
“We have the best scoring record in the last 30 minutes of all the teams in this league.
“That is a signal of our fitness but also our mentality and togetherness. It was not the first time we have scored in extra-time.”
Farke is backing his youngsters to reap the benefits from being worked over by the aggressive approach from Mick McCarthy’s squad.
“Our young players will grow from the experience,” he said.
“It wasn’t our best performance but you learn the most from the mistakes.
“After the game we spoke to Jamal (Lewis) about giving a naïve free-kick away but in general he was very good again and I am totally content with him. But small situations can determine games. He has to learn. That is quite normal.
“He is one of our young talents and we are fortunate to have him.
“You look at someone like James Maddison at the end and he realised he needed to play deeper, keep the ball, don’t be nervous, and you saw the good long pass he played that led to the goal.”
Farke aims to freshen up his side at Wolves, and hinted recent recruits like striker Dennis Srbeny are edging closer to a start.
“It is not so easy to adapt to a new coach and new players,” he said.
““It is important when you are a striker the other lads learn what your movements are, whether you want the ball to feet or in behind. It is perhaps easier to adapt when you are a defender or even play in wide areas.
“He is well-prepared and he has had a few minutes and is not far away from getting more.”
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