We’re going there to take on the game
Burnley travel to Leicester tomorrow for what will be the second time Brendan Rodgers has come up against his old Watford colleague Sean Dyche as Leicester boss to add to the two meetings in 2014/15 when he was at Liverpool.
He’s got three wins so far against us so we’ll certainly be looking to end that record tomorrow when we take on his side at the King Power Stadium.
“These are the types of games that we have struggled with over the past 18 months but we showed against Newcastle that we’re learning, and we love playing at home.”
He admitted that his team would have to keep at it against us to get the result they want. “It’s just constant,” he said. “On the field, looking at positioning and the spaces. Looking at videos of where the team needs to be in certain moments.
“You need to have bodies on the inside to break through. You need to have runners off the ball. You need to have patience, but it has to be at speed. It might take an hour to tire the opponent and then you can make the breakthrough. The players are adaptable and we can change the system.”
I think everyone would have taken a start of twelve points from the opening eight games and that’s the way Dyche has looked at it. “On balance we are in a healthy position,” he said. “We are in good shape.”
He added: “The thing we’ve learned in this league is that every game is a weekly event in which you have to give everything. We have never taken anything for granted and we certainly don’t at this time. We’ve had at least a solid start and we want to build on that.
“It sounds easy doesn’t it, four unbeaten in the Premier League? It’s not easy. We certainly respect that, but we know we’ve had to earn it and we’ll have to continue to do that. This season we are doing all of the things we do well, and we are doing it for longer periods of games. So far, it’s been a ‘so good’ story, but it is so far.
“Like all teams we are trying to maximise everything we do. We have been every season. We are always looking to adapt the group to the next challenge and beyond and it’s certainly another big challenge this weekend.”
Leicester will certainly provide a tough challenge and Dyche added: “Leicester are another side who are talked about with the possibility of cracking the top six. They have shown good early signs so it’s definitely another tough game for us, but, of course, we’re not too worried about them. We’re going there to take on the game. We’ve done that well home and away this season with the right mentality and the right consistency of performance and we have to go and take that on again. And if we do that, we have every chance of getting something from the game.”Share this page :