Norwich City boss Daniel Farke has labelled his sides as major underdogs when they take on high-flying Middlesbrough at Carrow Road on Saturday afternoon in an interview with the club’s iFollow service.

“We played at a high tempo against West Brom, Leeds and Cardiff. It will be difficult to create such a big amount of chances tomorrow but it’s important we play with our style,” the former Borussia Dortmund man said.

“We want to control the ball and press high. We don’t want to copy a side like Middlesbrough because we don’t have the players to do this.

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“We have the players to play football. Our game is to control the game with the ball.”

“They have many experienced players. They know how to win games and get promoted. They have an unbelievably experienced coach.

“They’ve had five clean sheets and are joint top of the league. Our fixtures have been tough so far. We know it’s a difficult situation. They are so good at defending.”

The Canaries head into the weekend’s fixtures in 18th place, having won just one of their opening six games and after failing to win against arch-rivals Ipswich last time out, the pressure is mounting on Farke, but things could get tougher before they get better for the German.

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