If you get your performance levels right you win games
Burnley travel to West Ham tomorrow with home manager David Moyes hoping his team can continue their recent good form. They are uneaten since losing at Chelsea before Christmas and Moyes will be hoping they can push on from their current tenth place in the table.
Moyes said: “We are looking at getting four wins from our next four games in January and not at other players at other clubs. Winning the next four games in January and doing as well as I can are what I’m thinking about and what I think is important.
“We face Burnley on Saturday and I think it’ll be really tough. Over the years they’ve been a great success story, doing what they have without the budget or tools many of the other clubs have had. Their manager Sean Dyche can take great credit for the way they’ve done their work. I don’t think they’ll be a relegation battle this year, that’s for sure, and even though they’ve started a bit slow, I think they’ll be fine.
Sean Dyche has had to juggle his squad through a number of injuries this season but now has more players available to him than at any time during the current season. “The squad is coming back together now,” he said. “I have remarked on that with the group, not just to the media. When they look around, all of a sudden there are some very good players around them who are fit. Some of them need a bit more sharpness, but they are getting there.
“That’s pleasing and that’s had a knock on effect with performance levels and that’s one of my many obsessions. If you get your performance levels right over a season then you will win games. Now we’ve got to look at that consistency to take those kind of performances all over the country, home and away. I think we’ve shown in this last run of games that we are getting towards that and now we’ve got to keep working.”
Dyche added: “There are some good players here. I’ve always believed in them. Despite the noise around transfers etc. etc., I have always maintained when everyone’s fit and well and operating I think we are a good outfit. I’m not saying we’re the real deal, by any means, but I think we’re a decent outfit and we can take on the challenge of the Premier League.”Follow UpTheClarets:
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