I hope we can keep these performances going
Hull are the visitors to Turf Moor tonight and that brings their manager Shota Arveladze here for the first time since he took over from Grant McCann in January of this year.
Speaking yesterday, Arveladze admitted that it could be a difficult game for his side who have started the season so well, and he was pointing the finger at Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola for making it so.
“All the games so far were quite tough. Each team has had different styles. The ball hardly stops with Burnley which makes things a little bit difficult.”
He is delighted with their start to the season and asked how it had gone: “Out of ten?” he said. “Eight, if you look at the points. Also, we are so close to not having many points. When you look at the seven points (their current total), the games have been so tight. On Saturday, against Norwich, it was 2-0 at one point but it could have easily went 2-2.
“The effort the players put in is great for us as staff. When you see how that combines with the positivity from supporters, it is a great energy for us. It hurts us when we don’t do well and we always look for reasons why, when that happens.”
He added: “I look at our team and I think over time it is a team that is capable of putting a run together and if it happens early doors then we will be happy. This team needs end results and development time. There are so many details that I see in our game, that if we improve those then results will come because of that.
“This period of time is almost equally important to win the games, as to spend a lot of time improving the players, but one has to come first. Then you get consistent results and you can start talking about winning five or six in a row.”
Asked what he thought we could expect from Hull, he used Watford as an example. “It is always expect the unexpected,” he said, adding: “On Friday, he (Watford boss Rob Edwards) switched from a back five to a back four for the first time in 53 games, so you have to be ready. I think our team adapted well to that and you just have to be prepared. So, with Hull, we have seen everything they have done and we will expect the unexpected.”Follow UpTheClarets:
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