Daniel Farke has revealed the “secret” of Norwich City to his players before of their match.

Daniel Farke has revealed the “secret” to his Norwich City success, which he feels will be valuable as he attempts to steer Leeds United to promotion.

During his stint at Carrow Road, the German manager achieved promotion to the Premier League twice and has been charged with restoring the Whites to the top tier after they were relegated to the Championship last season.

Leeds kicked off their season with a stunning 3-0 win over Millwall at The Den, and they presently sit 12th in the Championship. Farke, on the other hand, believes that the Whites will be better off ignoring their league standing.

“The key at Norwich was that we were never obsessed with the table,” he stated in a press conference ahead of Leeds’ game against Hull, as quoted by Pink Un (20 September). The table will take care of itself while we focus on each game.

“The secret to [my success at Norwich] was that we were only concerned with the next game.” That will be our goal, and I will lead this group in that direction. I want to be the best coach this club has ever had. I strive to do my best for this club. When I take on a project, I have to give it my all. Otherwise, I would not accept a task.

“I work for a fantastic club with incredible support and size.”

Will look after itself

Farke’s choice to ignore the league table is a wise and measured one that will likely make the task before of his Leeds squad much easier than it would have been under a different manager.

The Whites have no control over what happens in the other 11 Championship games that are played every week; they are only actually capable of altering the game in which they play their part every week.

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There is no point obsessing over the league table, if you win enough games and pick up enough points over the course of a season, it won’t matter what everyone else has managed to achieve as you will have likely bettered it.

In the 2020/21 campaign, the second time Farke’s Norwich team won England’s second tier, they finished seven points above second-placed Watford and 10 points ahead of Brentford who sat third. By only focusing on what was controllable they ultimately won the league by a mile.
The same was true in the 2018/19 season, they finished 11 points above the play-off places and five ahead of Sheffield United. Leeds, like Norwich, are more than capable of winning every game they play. As long as they get results more often than they lose, they’ll be right in the mix this season.

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