Burnley manager Sean Dyche was in a positive mood, despite his side having lost 1-0 at home to Arsenal, as he feels the Clarets are showing the defensive resilience needed to keep them in the Premier League. He wants his men to learn from their past games in the league to finish strongly this season, reports BBC Sport.
Arsenal went ahead early in the game through Aaron Ramsey, but Burnley didn’t give in. They had many chances to equalise, but were lacking the desired quality the final third to ever threaten a leveller. After the game, manager Sean Dyche was pleased with the performance, as his Burnley side more than held their own against Arsenal, which they have done for the majority of the season, and is quietly confident they can stay in the Premier League as a result.
Often favouring a defence-first approach can see side’s struggle at the other end of the pitch, but the newly-promoted outfit created plenty of good opportunities to get themselves back into the game. The Clarets manager believes there’s a belief among his players that he wants to tap into in their bid for survival.
He said: We had our moments but you have got to take them and that’s what we’ve found all season. You could see there was a belief in the side but you need moments of quality to win football matches. We have been really good lately at keeping the back door shut and apart from the goal I thought we defended really well.
“We think the team can perform and win games and with respect to the teams we’re going to play now, they’re not as strong and powerful. We want to be effective enough to win them and I think we have to learn from everything we’ve done and package it all together and make it happen over the next six games.”
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