Moritz Leitner is a major doubt for Tuesday night’s away game at Hull City, Daniel Farke told the assembled media at his usual pre-match presser.
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The Canaries’ influential midfielder suffered an issue with his calf late on in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Swansea but managed to play until the 89th minute. According to Farke, he will make a late decision on Mo but if he doesn’t make it, I think it’s safe to assume that Tom Trybull will be most likely to replace him.
Emi Buendia also took a knock late on at the Liberty Stadium but should be okay to face the Tigers. There was a late moment of panic, at least as I was watching it when Buendia went down after a tough tackle. He looked as though he was in a very bad way and the ref called for a stretcher, only for Emi to jump to his feet and carry on, much to the annoyance of the home fans.
In other player news, Grant Hanley played 90 minutes for the U23s last week and I imagine that he will soon be back in the match day squads, pushing for a place back in the team. However, with Christoph Zimmermann and Timm Klose in such good form, he may have a wait on his hands.
Other than the injury news, our Head Coach was keen to stress that his charges must stay “greedy and hungry to score more goals” and that they will need to do that again against a Hull side that was still in the Premier League only eighteen months ago.
Giving an insight into the way that he is approaching the games at the moment, Farke said that he focusses and concentrates on the next game only, with every player needing to buy into the team philosophy.
Farke signed off by saying that he feels there is no pressure on his team and that they are overachieving in comparison to his expectations.
“We are in a brilliant position, let’s not think about the pressure and go further on and not think about what will happen in a few months. We are respectful in each and every game and know to win points we have to be focussed” he added.