We have the experience and we’re at Turf Moor
Daniel Farke will bring his Norwich team to Burnley for the first time tomorrow following their promotion last season and he’s been talking about us and how we can be a role model for their club even though the two of us do things differently.
“We’re totally different to Burnley in so many ways, perhaps in the way we play and our approach,” Farke said. “One thing is for sure, when you stick together, have big spirit, commitment and togetherness, you can be successful, so they can be a role model for us.
“Burnley are used to playing with each other. They’ve got good experience. You always get the feeling when you see them that they’re a team with a good mentality and a great bunch of lads who stick together and fight for each other. I like their bravery and spirit. They’ve got good footballers, without a doubt, but they’re also a physical side who are dangerous from crossing situations and set pieces. They’re very sharp to winning the second ball so we have to be awake.
“I’m full of respect for Sean Dyche’s work and for Burnley. They always try to improve without having the biggest possibilities in terms of spending money. They have both feet on the ground and know where they come from.”
Having beaten Manchester City at home last Saturday, he’s looking forward to the game and added: “The game against Manchester City was good for the confidence and the mood, of course, but it won’t help us at all for Burnley. It will be a completely different game.
“We always have to prove ourselves, again and again, week by week. We’ve beaten one of the best teams in the world, but it’s not as if you can just press a button and do the same again to win all the other games. All the teams have different approaches. We’re unbelievably modest. We know that Burnley have been in the top flight for several years. To be going there with six points is a really good situation. We know we’re competitive at this level.”
Moving on to the Norwich game he said of Norwich: “What you are seeing is a team that want to try and get their shoulders back and try and play as they were in the Championship. They had a style and want to take that forward and take the challenge on.
“At the minute they are rightly getting good reviews after beating Manchester City, and when you see some of the names in this league, to get a result like that should be rightly applauded, but they are not going to be judged on that and you have to remain balanced.
“The reality comes when you are 20 and 25 games in and where you stand. It’s about a season’s work and your mentality has to be strong throughout the 38-game season. That’s the challenge they face in the first season up, but they have to work that out and I’m sure they will attempt to do so as the season unfolds.
“For me, it’s about focusing on ourselves. we’ve had a strong start to the season in terms of performances, so our mentality is good. We’re aware of Norwich, who have an energy and exuberance about them, but equally we have the experience and we’re at Turf Moor, so there are things that we favour going into the game.”
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