Daniel Farke insists Norwich are focused on beating Bournemouth and NOT relying on results elsewhere as the Canaries could secure Premier League return this weekend
- Daniel Farke has insisted his team are focused on their own match this weekend
- Norwich play Bournemouth this weekend and their boss says that’s the concern
- But results of Brentford and Swansea could dictate if promotion is confirmed
- However the Canaries’ manager has called on his side to respect Bournemouth
Norwich manager Daniel Farke says his players are focused on securing promotion back to the Premier League today by beating Bournemouth, rather than relying on results elsewhere.
The Canaries know that victory in their 8pm kick-off at Carrow Road on Saturday will confirm a top-two finish. Promotion could also be clinched if Brentford and Swansea fail to win their matches against Millwall and Wycombe respectively, at 12.30pm.
Yet Farke claims he and his squad are expecting their rivals to win, meaning they will have to beat Bournemouth to kickstart the promotion party.
Daniel Farke insists his players will be focused on the task at hand against Bournemouth
Depending on results elsewhere Norwich could clinch promotion even with a defeat
‘We are fully aware of our situation and we like to be in this situation,’ said Farke (above). ‘We are used to leading from the front and we celebrated lifting the Championship title two years ago.
‘We are allowed to know the other results, but it is not like we will be sitting there nervous. There is no reason to ban players from checking the scores. We have not done this before and there is no reason why we should do this.
‘We want to win as many points as possible and it will be great to bring it over the line, but we are facing a really good opponent in Bournemouth who are also greedy to win this game. We have to be respectful and fully switched on.’
Bournemouth boss Jonathan Woodgate, whose side are also looking to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking, said: ‘We have momentum now. We don’t want to go there and be nicey-nice.
‘We want to stop the party and that is what we aim to do.’
Jonathan Woodgate says his side are aiming to stop the Norwich promotion party on Saturday