We’ve got to turn these situations into winning performances
Burnley came home from Leicester with a point from a 2-2 draw in a game from which both managers were able to find positives despite not winning the game.
“We’re obviously disappointed not to win it,” Brendan Rodgers said after twice seeing his side draw level. “We had opportunities to win the game. I’m a bit disappointed with how we defended at times. Fundamentally, that’s so important in your game and how you work, so that would need to be better. We’ve scored two very good goals. They made some great blocks and prevented us from scoring more goals. Overall, probably a point was deserved.”
“We were creative, that was important for us, because over the course of the season so far, we haven’t really been as creative as we have been in my time here. In that aspect, we were much better in our quality. It’s now further work on synchronising the team so that we’re better defensively.”
Another game without a win in the Premier League for the Clarets and Sean Dyche again said: “We’ve got to tidy up the details but we’ve been saying that all season. It’s the truth, we’re performing pretty well.
“We might just need to have a twist of fate on our side with regard to the defending side, because I think defensively, generally, there’s actually been some strong performers. In attack we’re creating chances, so we’ve got to make sure that balance is right and turn these decent performances into wins.
“There’s no naivety in my world of football and neither in my players’ view. They know we’ve got to turn these situations into winning performances, not just good performances.”
Having brought in both Maxwel Cornet and Matěj Vydra, he saw both play well before being forced off with injury. “Both of them played well, I thought Chris Wood as well,” he said. “The front two in the first half in particular were very good.
“Maxwel has nipped his hamstring so we’ve got to wait and see how that settles. He grew into the game I thought. First fifteen, he was sort of finding his way. His goal was a fine finish and he has another chance after that and he gets in some really good positions. I think he sees the game quickly and I think he’ll grow into what we do.”
Dyche had no concerns over the goal ruled out at the end but wasn’t happy with Leicester’s second goal. “I haven’t seen the goal but if he’s off, he’s off,” he said of Wood’s stoppage time goal that VAR ruled out, but added: “I was more worried about their second goal, in the build up. It’s a clear foul on Jóhann Guðmundsson. The linesman saw it seven yards away, so I don’t know how it isn’t given. We can defend better after that, but the fact is, it’s a foul and if we get that, the whole feeling of the moment changes.”Share this page :