Daniel Farke is not happy about the Emi Buendia treatment in Norwich City's 3-1 win against Birmingham City Norwich City News

Emi Buendia suffered a dead leg in a 3-1 win against Birmingham City Image: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images Ltd

Emi Buendia suffered a dead leg in a 3-1 win against Birmingham City Image: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images Ltd

Paul Chesterton

Daniel Farke would give more protection to Noriiski's little gem, Emi Buendia, after beating Birmingham City 3-1 on Friday night in the first half of the injured injury.

Buendia has recently returned from an ankle discharge, but has turned back on the Carrow Road against the blues before his evening was interrupted after some hard attention.

Farke feared that the Argentine aces would be on the sideline for another extended period of time, but were less impressed with the special treatment.

"This is the second time in a fairly short time he has had this injury. I think there were many, many fouls on him, "he said. "Some really bad fouls and sometimes, as a head coach, you want to be better protected from the officials.

"No complaints from us. It's also a bit of a play style, why he fouled so much because he's always looking for those situations.

"He is a key player for us and we want him back to the rhythm. I hope he can return to Sheffield United next week. "

Teemu Pukki, Mario Vrancic and Tom Trybull sealed an impressive victory that put the Canary Islands back into automatic advertising space.

"A huge victory for us," said Farke. "Not many teams defeated them this season, but we were outstanding in the first half in terms of what we created. Even a goal for them with only one goal did not bother us.

"In the second half, we switched to a more pragmatic style, because Birmingham knew they would admit seven or eight in that style, so they sat lower and waited for counters. That's why we calmed down. I was so happy to win this game with the injuries we had. No Alex Tettey, no Timm Klose, no Moritz Leitner. Then we have to replace Emi, who was brilliant in the first half.

"It is not easy for a team to deal with this situation, but it was outstanding to show such professionalism for such a young team on the pitch.

"It's always good to deliver on a Friday night under floodlights and in a great atmosphere. We have another day more time to recover, and that can help us get the injured players back, but now we can have fun. "

Klose returns to England on Saturday after a knee problem with a specialist in Switzerland.

"The news is pretty good. He does not need surgery, "said Farke. "Maybe 10 days out and then we can integrate him with more load. The doctor said it would take two to three weeks to get back. We are pretty relieved. "