Manager Daniel Farke has claimed that the first game of the season against Liverpool may be too soon for new signing Ibrahim Amadou.
Norwich City open their Premier League campaign tomorrow evening, as they travel up to Merseyside.
Amadou joined the Canaries from Spanish club Sevilla on loan, with the Norfolk club holding the option of making the deal permanent next summer.
The 26-year-old was Norwich City’s fifth signing of the summer, as he joined the likes of Ralf Fahrmann, Patrick Roberts, Sam Byram and Josip Drmic in moving to Carrow Road.
Norwich City have already had some problems in the centre of their midfield with Alex Tettey suffering a setback on a calf injury, that manager Daniel Farke admitted could need surgery on.
Amadou himself suffered a shocking time with Sevilla last season starting only seven games in La Liga. Throwing him straight into the Premier League would be a huge mistake, especially against an attacking trio like Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. The trio combined for a sensational 56 goals in the Premier League last season.
Manager Daniel Farke is right in trying to keep Amadou out of the side to play Liverpool as the midfielder arrived on Wednesday, with only a short space of time to train before the trip to Anfield.
Also, Farke has many central midfield players who played in defensive midfield last campaign. Kenny McLean and Mario Vrancic both played in the deeper-lying midfield role in a 4-2-3-1 formation in Norwich’s last game of last season when they beat Aston Villa 2-1.
A mixture of not having trained with his teammates enough and having other options means Farke is right in trying to keep Amadou out of the club’s opening fixture tomorrow.
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