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Five more wins and my Canaries will avoid drop, maintains Farke



Norwich manager Daniel Farke

Norwich manager Daniel Farke

Norwich manager Daniel Farke

Norwich head coach Daniel Farke has set his side the challenge of winning five of their nine remaining fixtures this season, which he believes will be enough to preserve their Premier League status.

The Canaries have won only five of their first 29 matches since being promoted back to the top-flight last year and occupy bottom spot in the standings, six points adrift of safety ahead of Southampton's visit tonight.

However, the coronavirus-enforced hiatus has given Farke a renewed sense of optimism, even after ruling out defensive trio Grant Hanley, Sam Byram and Christoph Zimmermann for the campaign due to injuries.

"We are the underdog, without any doubt, we have the most complicated situation of all competitors because we have the lowest amount of points. We're not naive," the German said.

"My feeling is we all are 100% convinced we still have a chance. It's not like we have to pray other results will go in our favour, it's more like it's all in our hands.

"We have nine games and if we are capable to win at least five then we will stay in this league. It's unbelievably complicated for us as a newly-promoted side to manage this but it's still possible.

"I'm more convinced that we have a chance to stay in this league even more than before the break, if I'm honest.

"We have nothing to lose and a lot to win, this is the attitude we will go into this last five weeks with."

Belfast Telegraph