Daniel Farke has urged his Norwich side to prove their critics wrong in the Premier League and he insists he will not change his attacking approach.
The Canaries have been tipped by many to make an immediate return to the Championship following promotion last season, with that view point being voiced further following Friday night’s opening day defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.
However, Norwich did cause their illustrious opponents some problems during that 4-1 defeat, with Farke picking an attacking line-up, and the German insists they will continue with the same approach throughout the campaign.
“We were told with those players we could not win playing attacking football,” Farke was quoted as saying by the Eastern Daily Press. “We are not going to park the bus in front of the goal. That is not our playing style, although we know it will be much more difficult to dominate possession like we did several times last season.”
Norwich only had a net spend of £1.1million during the summer transfer window and Farke admits it is difficult for them to compete with the financial muscle of most Premier League teams, but he believes their youth and naivety could actually work in their favour.
“We know in every game we are the underdog,” the 42-year-old added. “We play with a very young side and we don’t have the financial opportunities of other teams. “It can be a positive that we do not have a lot of experience in the Premier League. In many respects we need to try and keep this naivety.”
Norwich, who will play host to Newcastle at Carrow Road on Saturday, are priced at 1.83 to be relegated come the end of the campaign.