Norwich City have earned many admirers after their start to the new Premier League season.
The Canaries, back in the top flight after three seasons away, are displaying a style of football not often seen in newly-promoted sides.
They are confident in possession and intense with their pressing. And, while Norwich have lost three out of five matches, the positives outweigh the negatives at this point.
They impressed in a 3-1 win against Newcastle United last month and pushed Chelsea in a 3-2 defeat the following weekend.
And everything came together in their spectacular win against Manchester City on Saturday.
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Daniel Farke’s side were efficient in their counter-attacking and were rewarded for showing faith in their playing style.
The 3-2 win, secured with goals from Kenny McLean, Todd Cantwell and Teemu Pukki, was easily the most impressive result of the season so far.
Norwich beat Man City's press
Norwich have now shared footage from the match showing how successful they were at beating Man City’s press.
City usually suffocate their opponents by pressing high but Norwich’s players didn’t panic and passed their way out of danger brilliantly.
Who knew that it would be tiki-taka that would defeat Pep Guardiola?
All credit goes to Farke and his players.
Norwich were immense last season, winning the Championship with 94 points, and it’s pleasing to see that they have stuck to their principles.
Farke recently spoke about his coaching philosophy to Sky Sports, insisting that the most important thing to him is that his players feel comfortable.
“When you want to be a good coach you have to have the full package, that's for sure,” he said.
I don't believe that you always have to punish or instil fear into players like the old days.
“Players need trust, they are human beings and only in comfortable surroundings will you bring better performances.
“We try always to create situations where the players feel comfortable.
“They know I will always back them and protect, especially in public, but in the dressing room we can be unbelievably honest or have situations where we don't discuss anything and it's a monologue.
“That's what you have to do as a coach.”
So far it's working out just fine.News Now - Sport News