There was just a nice detail to the performance
While Burnley were enjoying a second win of the season against Watford, it was a difficult one for their boss Walter Mazzarri to take and he clearly wasn’t happy with the way his side played.
They were beaten by two set piece goals from Burnley, the first scored by Jeff Hendrick and the second by Michael Keane. Mazzarri said: “Of course I’m very disappointed. This was a game that had to prove that we could do better after Manchester United.
“Now it’s a moment to reflect and we wanted to have continuity. We didn’t and I will speak tomorrow with my players. I will speak tomorrow about why we were not that good today. Aside from the fact they scored both from set pieces, I’m not very happy with the performance.
“Until today I always said all the performances were actually very good and we were growing each game. Today we stopped this and now we have to find again our good performance level.”
There was no disappointment from former Watford boss Sean Dyche. “It was really pleasing tonight, especially the manner and control of the performance, throughout the whole game,” he said.
“We handled their threat really well and it’s very satisfying. We believe in the players here and I mentioned the flexibility we need, so it was a decision from me to go as we did.
“It was a decision from me following that result at Leicester. There were big parts of the game when I thought we were decent and we just didn’t look a threat in the final third. I felt we added to that tonight by getting into wider areas quicker and some of the deliveries were excellent. There was just a nice detail to the performance.
“I wanted this idea of focus and freedom and some of the passing and movement was excellent. It was a controlled performance and at this level that’s not easy to do, so I was pleased with that.”
Despite the club saying they would not be making any further comment on the Andre Gray ban, the manager did give his views tonight after his striker was forced to miss the first of his four match ban.
“I make it clear, and that’s important, that the tweet was unacceptable,” he said. “Andre came out immediately and said that, so if we park that for a minute, we are disappointed.
“He is a young man who for years ago was learning at that point in his life. He didn’t have the back up and support and education from the FA. I think it’s a tough one to take. He has moved on a long way since then and we’ll back him and support him through this tough period.
“It’s not about the comment. That’s done now. It’s about moving forward and getting him training and back on the pitch when we can.”Share this page :