It’s important to keep that feeling of being hard to beat
Burnley came home from Hillsborough with a point from a 1-1 draw against Sheffield Wednesday and it was a game where both managers felt it was the least their respective teams deserved.
Home boss Carlos Carvalhal said after the game: “I thought a draw was the correct result but if one side was going to win the game, it was going to be us. They scored an early goal but we scored just after half time as the players responded.
“I said to them at half time that we have more speed to give, another gear to go, which would cause problems. We saw that in the second half and I thought we played well. We scored a good goal, we had chances, and Barry Bannan three times shot from long range and went close.
“We saw two good teams tonight and two teams who will cause problems for most teams in the Championship.”
Wednesday have now gone 14 games without defeat at home and he added: “This is because everyone is together and I say thank you to everyone because we have made Hillsborough our strong home.
“My staff have been incredible and also everybody else around me and in the club. The environment we have created is positive at our home and the longer we can extend that, the better.”
After the game, with another away point in the bag, Sean Dyche said: “It’s important to keep that feeling of being hard to beat. It’s fair to say we’ve been that most of the season and you have to find different ways of getting points on the board.
“People will know Sheffield Wednesday have only lost once at home, so they are no mugs. Generally I felt we had the better chances but a draw was about fair.
“Both managers will look at the goals and ours was a soft one because our central defenders got in a muddle, which is unlike them, but overall I think both teams will be happy to take the point.”
He added: “I felt both teams tried to play a difficult pitch well and my only question mark tonight about us was in the final third. We gave the ball away so flippantly and cheaply and that’s not like us, particularly lately.
“Our football up to the final third was generally good. We mixed the play and moved the ball well, but in that final third we were off our game tonight, which is unlike us. I’m not going to over question that though, because lately we have been scoring goals for fun.
“We finished the game quite strongly and I felt there was a little nervousness from them as we began to turn things back in our favour. We didn’t quite get there but I am really pleased with the mentality of the players.
“We’ve just come off the back of the Arsenal game and because they are such a strong side we couldn’t rest eight or nine, as Sheffield did at Shrewsbury. Obviously they didn’t get the result there they wanted, but they had a bit more freshness out there, so I was pleased with how we dealt with it physically.”Share this page :