You have to show that resilience and mentality to go and win a game
Burnley came from behind to beat Fulham last night at Craven Cottage. It was another blow for Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic whose side are now just two points above the drop zone.
Jokanovic said after the game: “Yes we did play a very good game, but more important in this sport is the result.
“We were weak in a few situations and it’s very difficult to take. We can’t rely on scoring four goals to win the game. We need to push harder and be more solid in the game in order to win the three points.
“In many games we score plenty of goals, but these goals aren’t enough to give us three points at the moment.”
Commenting on Sam Vokes’ second goal, which came from the penalty spot just after half time and got Burnley back level, he said: “This is the fifth penalty in the last nine games. We have given away too many unnecessary penalties. Today, their second goal was from a throw-in, and then the last goal was a one on one situation and he made it look very easy.
“We played very good football and made chances but didn’t take them. This is our moment, our situation, and we need to keep going and be more solid. We are under more pressure than we were a few weeks before. This is part of football. We need to be brave, be men and keep going.”
Sean Dyche said after our big second half comeback: “It was a really pleasing win, particularly with so many of our fans here. They saw a little bit of everything tonight, the good, the bad and the ugly.
“We took the lead and were looking nice and bright, then we just weren’t at the races for the next half an hour. All credit to Fulham because they shifted the ball well and looked a threat.
“Tom Heaton makes a really important save just before half time and then in the second half we looked a different animal again. We were on the front foot and playing good football and asking questions.
“Andre’s is a wonder strike and then, once we’re back in front, they are loading it in from wherever and our lads were absolutely fantastic, not just the back four, but the likes of Vokesy coming back and winning important headers for the team.
“We had the midfielders making blocks and the wide men working tirelessly to make sure that we saw the result through, so I am just really pleased for so many different reasons.”
We followed the win in the local derby with another three points and Dyche said of that: “I didn’t want that ‘after the Lord Mayor’s Show’ tonight because we’d just beaten Blackburn again, because that can get in the minds of players. It played a little bit like that in the first half to me.
“We scored and maybe thought we’d taken care of business again. I reminded the players at half time that we are where we are for a reason There is a belief we have in our way of playing and we just came a little bit away from it in the first half.
“Football owes you nothing and I told them that. I said you have to grip it and show that resilience and mentality to go and win a game. Obviously, I am delighted to say it worked.”Follow UpTheClarets:
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