We have a group of people who give their lot
Whilst admitting that his Leicester side didn’t deal with our attacking threat as well as they might have, Brendan Rodgers did think his team did more than enough to win the game and take all three points.
Speaking after the game, Rodgers, who had an outstanding record previously as a boss in games at Turf Moor, said: It’s an easy game to analyse and dissect. I think that we were the better team, we had a host of chances to win the game and played reasonably well in terms of the performance, but it’s a mix of their goalkeeper making some fantastic saves and us missing good opportunities.
“That’s the big disappointment for us, that if you win games, you have to earn that right. Like I say, we played better today. We were more dynamic in our game and created opportunities, but we have to be better.”
He added: “The important thing for us was getting back to creating the opportunities. We had a lot of good creativity today. Harvey (Barnes), I was delighted with. It’s important that the front players help Jamie (Vardy) in terms of goalscoring, so I thought there was a greater threat with him and Ayo (Ayoze Pérez) today. He took his goal really, really well and gave us a good start in the game.
“Burnley are very good on set-pieces, so sometimes you will concede. He gets a good run, Ben Mee, and we just didn’t deal well with the second ball. Then, we obviously have other opportunities, including the penalty, to get in front. It’s just one of those days for us. It’s easy to analyse, but now we have to go away and look to get our three points, but also a performance, on Wednesday.”
Sean Dyche was in charge for his 300th league game as Burnley manager and was delighted to see his team come from behind to win and praised their fantastic mentality.
“I thought it was a deserved win in different ways today,” a delighted Dyche said. “We needed some key moments to go our way, but I thought it was a very good performance. There was a fantastic mentality after a few questions were being asked of us, and I must say, I get it.
“We’ve come a long way at this football club and the expectation rises, but I thought the fans were terrific today. Any questions they had went straight out of the door and everyone got right behind the team, no matter what the scoreline. That’s so important for us.
“The question marks around us were kind of a back handed compliment, because people were wondering what was going on, but if you think about it, three seasons ago we would have been saying this is just life at Burnley. We take that as a compliment and move forwards and we’ve done that today with that performance and result.”
Dyche added: “Results like this just remind you of all the good work you do. The players have been excellent all week and the mentality going from the training ground to the game was excellent. There was a good energy in the dressing room and an authenticity about the performance. We have a group of people who give their lot and that was on show.
““I was actually really pleased with the first half display, but in the second half we got right on the front foot and took the game on. We got level, and deservedly so, and then, after the penalty save, you could feel the energy rise within the stadium again and the players gave the fans something back with a nice win.
“That’s nine points out of seven games and that doesn’t sound like a King’s ransom, but in the Premier League, that’s a pretty healthy return, especially against some of the teams we’ve faced. The bigger picture is that we know what we are about, and we just reminded the players of that this week. There’s still lots of work to be done, but for clubs like ours it’s about a season’s work. You are likely to have tough spells and it’s about how you react and come out of that. Today, we showed we have that in us.”Follow UpTheClarets:
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