We are in good shape despite the obvious injuries
Burnley face Southampton this evening as both clubs search for their first points of the season with Ralph Hasenhüttl bringing his team to Turf Moor for a third time and he doesn’t think the lack of a crowd in Turf Moor will make any difference.
“No, I don’t see it that way,” he said. “I do not think the fans had such a big impact in the last game there. We have played very well there, and we were close to a win. Also in the second one, we had more problem with the wind.
“We had a lot of chances in the last games where we did not score. We have had games last season where we were more clinical and this would help us absolutely.
“We have to show that we are better than we have shown in the first two games. To win there is not easy, but we will try.”
Sean Dyche spoke about Southampton in his press conference. “They are a good side,” he said. “They proved that, especially after lock down, they had a very good finish.
“They had a tough start but they are a good group, have an energy to them. They get the ball forward quickly, they can ask question. Ingsy had a great season last season. We know he is a very good player but they’ve got more than just Ingsy.
“They are a Premier League outfit and have been for a number of years so I think we have to remember that they are a team, but of course you’ve got to be sharp, you’ve got to be tuned in but that goes across the board in the Premier League. You’ve got to be tuned into the whole performance and that’s what we’ll be looking to do.”
“We are in good shape despite the obvious injuries that have meant we are stretched as a squad,” he added. “There is a great mentality here and players get on with the job at hand, and have done that well in our three competitive games so far.
“Frustratingly, we still have a number of players unavailable, although hopefully the injury situation will ease sooner, rather than later, but one player’s misfortune is another’s opportunity and I feel I must say a word about the way the younger players here have grabbed their chance. The likes of Jimmy Dunne, Josh Benson, Bobby Thomas and Anthony Glennon are still very much in the learning curve, but we believe in them and had no hesitation in giving them their head. We will continue to nurture them and the experienced they are gaining will be invaluable going forwards.”Follow UpTheClarets:
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