Burnley boss Sean Dyche doesn't take Roy Keane's criticism to heart!

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says he has no issue with Roy Keane's comments about his side following Sunday's 4-0 loss at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 5:45 pm
Updated Monday, 1st March 2021, 5:48 pm
Former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland footballer Roy Keane takes part in a television broadcast during the international friendly football match between England and Wales at Wembley stadium in north London on October 8, 2020.

The ex-Manchester United midfielder had slammed the away side's first half performance after Gareth Bale, Harry Kane and Lucas Moura had given Spurs a 3-0 lead.

Speaking on Sky Sports the 49-year-old claimed that Burnley hadn't been at the races, adding that he could have featured for Jose Mourinho's men.

The former Republic of Ireland international had said: "Burnley just haven't been at the races. The defenders have got to do better, they're all over the place.

"They (Spurs) have quality, but you can't give anyone that much time and space. I could play in that game.

"When they're off it, they're bad. They hoped it was a blip against West Brom, but they've been worse today."

The Clarets chief was questioned about Keane's remarks in Monday's press conference as his players prepare for the visit of Leicester City in midweek.

And Dyche was unmoved by the comments, saying that it's part and parcel of the industry they're in.

In a sport where everybody has an opinion, Dyche has become thick-skinned. "He probably could have," laughed Dyche.

"I don’t know if you remember him as a player, but he was pretty decent! So it wouldn’t surprise me if he could have played out there to be fair to him.

“Look, I’ve got no problem with him questioning us, what we do. It’s part of their job. They’re pundits for a reason. They have a voice, they have a say."

Dyche added: “I’ve never been precious about that sort of thing, because everyone has an opinion on football, not just the pundits. It’s a strange job, because you constantly have people telling you what you’re doing wrong.

"I can’t ever remember going into my doctor’s and telling him what he was doing wrong, or my lawyer. But as football managers, everyone thinks they can do the job better than us.

"I’m used to that. And I’ve certainly got no problem with Roy Keane expressing his views."