James Maddison has hailed the impact that Daniel Farke has had on him this season.
The Norwich midfielder says that Farke has been a great coach for him since he arrived at the club and that he enjoys the German’s style of play.
Farke was appointed as Norwich’s head coach in the summer – arriving from Borussia Dortmund II – and has been lauded for his work at times this season.
Norwich are currently 13th in the Championship, but have shown signs of improvement – in defence – during the campaign.
He helped to break a club-record as Norwich went five Championship games without conceding a goal.
Maddison, in particular, has benefited from Farke’s philosophy and way of playing.
The former Coventry man was expected to be on the fringes of the first-team this season but has become one of the first names on the teammsheet with his excellent performances.
Four goals and five assists in all competitions for Maddison has seen him earn his first ever call-up to the England under-21 squad.
Speaking at the England camp, Maddison said this:
This season, I’ve been enjoying my football with Norwich so much.
Daniel Farke has been a very good manager for me and he’s a very good coach.
He seems to like my style of play and the type of player that I am and I also like the way in which he talks about the game and likes to coach, so it’s been a perfect fit for me and I’ve played a lot of minutes this season.
That’s all I’ve wanted, to be out there and playing games every week, that’s what it’s about and it’s why we do the job.
For now though, I just want to try and impress the manager here and I want to get a feel for it as we’ve got such a talented squad, full of Premier League quality. You can see it in training, it’s a step up and I’m relishing it.