Norwich Fan View: 'Teams don't know what to expect from us'

8th Nov 2018

Norwich City have taken plenty of people by surprise this season, courtesy of a blistering start that has lifted the club to the top of the Championship table.

Daniel Farke has stuck to his guns and the German's methods are starting to pay off, with a promotion push very much on the cards.

But what does the Carrow Road faithful think about the side's recent rise? Are they confident they can last the course or are the Canaries at risk of running out of steam?

We spoke to Chris Reeve of 'Talk Norwich City' to find out...

Daily Football Tips

Daniel Farke has played several youngsters this season - who is the 'next James Maddison' destined for big things?

"First and foremost, just how good has James Maddison been for Leicester this season? He’s taken like a duck to water in the Premier League and us Canaries are very proud to be able to say he played for us. 

"Next in line for that same stardom will be Max Aarons. He's an extremely talented right back who isn’t afraid to bomb forward with added ‘Ronaldo chops’, as well as doing the strict defensive duties. One to watch for sure, but please don’t take him!"

The arrival of Jordan Rhodes did not go down well with some fans - are people starting to change their minds about the striker?

"It’s true that Rhodes has divided opinion but the proof is in the pudding, not just in terms of goals, but consistent quality.

"We desperately needed someone of his experience to lead the line, make intelligent runs and help stretch the opponents.

"But he's currently being kept out of the team by Finland international Teemu Pukki - a player who has surprised everyone with his amount of goals this campaign."

Do you think you will be able to last the course and secure automatic promotion?

"My honest answer is no, not quite yet. It’s definitely fair to tip us for a shout at getting into the play-offs though.

"When we get going (maintaining possession), there’s no stopping us. Who knows though, the Championship is a funny old league. I actually think our final position will be helped out by a few early favourites bottling it."

Away form has been key to Norwich's early success - one loss in eight games - why have you been so good on the road?

"You’re absolutely right, we’ve been outstanding away. That’s because, in my opinion, there’s a lot less pressure and expectancy on the team to get three points on the road.

"City play with such aggression when visiting other teams too. Farke will tend to opt for players who can be more direct, versus players who will more focused on holding possession.

"The Yellow Army will almost always sell out the away end no matter where and sing our hearts out too, which helps.

"As it stands, I don’t think teams know what to expect from us. If you check out the form table out of all the teams in the top European leagues, we’re now up there with the likes of PSG and Juventus, so long may it continue!"

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