Norwich City manager Daniel Farke has said that his team should have romped through their recent Championship clash against Blackburn Rovers. The Canaries grabbed a slender 2-1 win over the Rovers at the weekend which sealed their promotion to the Premier League with one game left to play.
Speaking after the clash, Farke was pleased with the club’s end to the season at home where they secured a 2-1 triumph over the Rovers. He added that the margin of victory should have been much wider, considering the chances up for grabs during the course of the game, he said: “It is great that we finished the season in style, in front of our own fans with all the players here, because the togetherness of the squad has been very important.
“I think we deserved that. We could have won this game 8-1, something like that. It was a fantastic performance and a fantastic achievement to get promotion. Now it is all about celebrating. It is important that when you have a good reason to celebrate you make the most of it, so I have told my players to make the most of it – these things don’t come around too often and they will now have a few days off to enjoy it.”
The Canaries are scheduled to face Aston Villa on the road during the final matchday of the season and they require at least one point to secure the Championship title. They could be aided for the same with the Villains likely to rest some of the regulars ahead of the playoffs, but they still need to put up a performance worthy to overcome one of the league’s in-form teams.
Sheffield United are currently behind Norwich City with a three-point deficit, but they have the slightly better goal difference compared to the Canaries. As such, the Blades can secure the Championship crown with a victory, should the Canaries succumb to a final-day away defeat.