The biggest thing for me is belief
Burnley travel to Bournemouth tomorrow and a first ever meeting with their manager Andoni Iraola who replaced Gary O’Neil in the summer.
Looking for his first win as Bournemouth boss, Iraola said, when asked if he felt this game was a must win for his team: “I think so. I think there is pressure. We are facing a team that is in a similar position as ours. Also some similarities, because they are also a young team.
“We want to beat them and we want to pass them in the standings and it’s a very, very important game for us.”
He added on their situation and how the players are handing it: “They have the experience from the past season. They were able to turn the situation, get the points and get the wins. Now is not the moment to talk too much. The only thing that will solve this is to go and win games.”
Vincent Kompany will be hoping for a reaction following last week’s defeat at Brentford. Speaking yesterday, the Clarets’ boss said: “The biggest thing for me is belief and to always have it. It’s important for me and no matter what happens, the main thing is that the team believes and then from a bad game like Brentford it’s to see what the response can be.
Almost Stan Ternent like, he added: “We have to take it on the chin, last weekend, and move on from it. We have to use it like we have in the past and learn from it. There’s not much more to say. I can say we have a good team, which we do and I believe strongly in, but we have to show it now.”
Going to Bournemouth, he said: “It’s another tough away game for us and it’s about how we look to get a result and the three points. I know it gets mentioned, the word worried. My mindset stays then same every game, stay consistent, work hard and it’s not in my nature to panic.
“Every game is a must win for us. From the age of six I played where we had to win every game and it’s in my blood, I can’t ever not want to win. You have to win every game. When you have the attitude of wanting to win every game, it sets high standards for everyone. If you want to win every game you do by demanding the best from everybody every day.”Follow UpTheClarets:
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