Kieran Trippier has hailed boss Sean Dyche for helping enhance Burnley’s strong mentality.
All season, ProZone statistics have shown how fit Dyche’s players are, and that has been borne out with second half performances, which have often bettered those in the opening 45 minutes of games.
In the last four games, second half goals have been crucial as Burnley came from 1-0 and 2-1 down to draw 3-3 at QPR, beat Millwall 3-1, Bolton 1-0 and draw 1-1 at Bournemouth.
In total, the Clarets have won all 10 of the games they have led at half-time, while they have got to the break level 16 times, and the least they have come away with is a point on 15 occasions - losing only once at Huddersfield Town.
Dyche’s men have gone in behind five times, but have earned a draw in three.
Trippier feels those results show how mentally tough the side are: “We were 1-0 down at Leicester at half-time and it could’ve been four, but the gaffer didn’t go mad, he didn’t get angry.
“He just told us how good we are as players and we should go out there and believe. We went out there and got an early goal and got the draw.
“He doesn’t hammer people, he gives you a lot of confidence and lets you know what you can do to make an impact. His man management is really good. He’s done an unbelievable job.”