We’ve got a group here who give everything for every minute
Burnley beat Leicester with a late Sam Vokes goal to take us eight points clear of the champions in the Premier League table and it left manager Claudio Ranieri a disappointed man as he left Turf Moor.
“I am disappointed to lose so late,” he Italian said. “It was very hard to lose with three minutes to go. In this moment it seems everything is against us.
“We have to react together and fight. We have to react as soon as possible because we can lose or we can win. We gave it everything and, for the performance, I am glad but very disappointed with the result.
“We created chances, we tried to do our best and were very dangerous on the counter attack. Maybe we missed the last pass but that’s it.”
Sean Dyche has had a busy time, preparing the side for the game, playing his part in getting two new signings over the line and then enjoying his team beat Leicester.
“It’s been an interesting few days, for a few different reasons, as I’m sure you can imagine,” he said. “But it culminated in a fine win and another really good night at the Turf.
“Teams find this a really tough place to come and there was no luck tonight. It was a thorough performance against a very good side. We limited them to really long shots and I thought we were a threat from many areas of the pitch, particularly from set pieces, and physically we were very strong tonight.
“The tempo of the play and the passing were good and over the ninety minutes we just kept knocking on the door and eventually it came down to the moment of truth. If there was a suspicion of handball in the goal, but I think it hits his stomach and then his arm, I will say that. I think we’ve had enough decisions go against us and I’ve only asked for parity over the season with decisions. Hopefully we get that balance and if that’s one, then c’est la vie.
“At the end of the day we’ve got a group here who give everything for every minute, so let’s all make sure we play a part in safeguarding that.”
He went on to speak about the two new signings, Ashley Westwood and Robbie Brady. Dyche said: “We had the loss of Dean Marney, unfortunately, and Ashley is someone we know about. He is quite experienced in the Premier League and knows about it. He’s a good technician and keeps the ball well, so I think he’s a good one for us, and it will be good for him.
“He’s got to earn the right, as has Robbie. He is a different type. He can play in a couple of different positions and was hungry with a desire to be back in the Premier League and we want him to take on that challenge.
“It’s been a tough deal to get through, that one, and we’re delighted to have him and Ashley here. They both have different strengths to them, and they add to the group, and I mean that because I believe in the group.”Share this page :