I am really please with what we are doing
For the second time since becoming a manager in England, Ronald Koeman has left Turf Moor with nothing after defeat against the Clarets after he followed up his 1-0 defeat as Southampton manager two years ago with a 2-1 defeat today with his current club Everton.
This one was a defeat he didn’t think his team deserved and he admitted to being frustrated at this, their second defeat of the season. “I mentioned to the players that we had a good start,” he said. “Maybe we dropped a little bit too much in the last twenty minutes of the first half, but it was an unlucky goal to concede.
“We had a good reaction in the second half. It was with much more intensity, we created more and were more dangerous. We scored a good goal and you expect to win the game, but then what happened in the last minute was hard to take. It was unfair with what happened on the pitch.
“The least we deserved was one point and to travel back and analyse the game without a point is really disappointing.
“We did not play badly. We played good football, but in the final part you need to be a bit more ruthless. But we fought for everything, for the three points and sometimes you don’t get what you deserve. That’s football and that’s disappointing.”
Clarets’ boss Sean Dyche was much the happier of the two, and delighted to see his team get a victory after the unfortunate loss against Arsenal was followed up by the defeat at Southampton six days ago.
But he appreciated that, for once, the fortunes had favoured us. “There have been a few times this season when things have gone against us, and you like to think over a season you get a bit of balance,” he said.
“I think we’ve had to earn that today. To bounce back from last week with a solid performance was great and a I like the authenticity of the group. We’re not trying to kid anyone. We know it’s going to be a big challenge and equally we’re not trying to tell the world we’re going to play like Barcelona every week.
“We’re going to have to fight for every inch we get. We’re going to have to be organised and diligent and do our jobs and still provide the quality needed to win a match.”
Sam Vokes and Scott Arfield scored the goals and he said of them: “I thought the two goals were outstanding. We got lucky in the end for the first after they got a foot in and the keeper spills it before Vokesy does his job, but the build up play before that was excellent play. The second is a wonderful finish after Johann’s effort which was worthy of a goal in itself.
“They are a very good side, make no mistake, so I am really pleased. I am really pleased for the group today because when you think we were without Andre Gray, Ashley Barnes is still on the way back and Steven Defour and George Boyd were missing. They are big players at a club like ours and it was terrific for the players to see through that and get on with it and put in a performance.
“There is life beyond the initial eleven and we were at the end of our squad today, so I am really please with what we are doing.”Follow UpTheClarets:
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