'It's not to upset Chelsea': Norwich City manager understands Blues are under pressure
Norwich City manager Daniel Farke said Chelsea are under pressure to secure Champions League spot but the Canaries will still fight for the fans.
Chelsea will host Norwich City at Stamford Bridge tomorrow, July 14, and surely hope to bounce back after their devastating defeat against Sheffield United on Saturday.
Since Manchester City’s UEFA competitions ban has now been officially overturned, the Blues now have to finish in the top four to qualify for the Champions League.
Norwich boss Farke understands this but will still try to get the win for the fans.
He told the media in pre-match press conference (as quoted by Norwich City’s official website): “I always believe in my players and back them.
“Chelsea will need to win the three points after their recent defeat. The pressure is off us though, we can’t lose anything so we can just give ourselves the best finish possible.
“I’d have preferred to play Chelsea in a more comfortable situation, they’ll be highly motivated to earn their Champions League position. We don’t want to win to upset Chelsea, but make our fans proud.”
Farke also praised Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and he believes the Blues are in the right direction to challenge for titles.
“I think Frank Lampard has done a fantastic job, compliments to him,” he said.
“It’s a top club and it isn’t easy to manage players like he is. They play with a lot of intensity and a lot of pace.
“They still have these young players, so might not have the consistency to win the title but they’re definitely on the right path.”.
Farke also added that they have no injury concerns ahead of the game.