Daniel Farke: Norwich will not park the bus or kick balls in the river
Daniel Farke insists that his struggling Norwich team won’t park the bus or”place balls from the river” by modifying their type of play.
The Canaries have taken only one point and slumped to the bottom of the table after losing 2-0 to winless Watford before the international break.
Their bad form has also battled with a spell for star striker Teemu Pukki, who has failed to score having handled six.
Even with the recent battles of Norwich, Farke is determined he won’t abandon his doctrine of attempting to control possession when they travel to Everton on Saturday.
“You have to be convinced by your own style,” Farke said. “We built the squad in this way, which means you can’t expect us to simply park the bus or put the chunks from the river.
“We’ve got plans B, C, E and D – therefore we need to be flexible in our competencies. We must adapt to each opponent.
“At this point you’re punished for every error. You have to recall players are human beings, not only the young lads. They have been used to winning matches and being commended.
“We reacted to each loss last season with a win, so there was not any crisis. On this level, you’ve got periods.
“We need to learn as we’re not experienced at a relegation battle.”
Farke anticipates them to be tough higher up the table, although everton go only six points above the bottom three, having won just two of the last eight Premier League games.
“Everton should not need to battle relegation,” he said. “They have possibility to fight for Europe and (manager) Marco Silva gets all the abilities as a trainer to lead them .
“It’ll be hard so we are respectful, but we would like to win some things.”
Farke was boosted by the return after missing the last three months with a foot injury of club captain Christoph Zimmermann, that would attribute.
Northern Ireland full-back Jamal Lewis is sidelined by a knee problem, while striker Josip Drmic faces around six weeks.