No disappointments as Dyche moves on

Sean Dyche at the start of the game

Photographer Rachel Holborn/CameraSport

The Premier League - Burnley v Arsenal - Sunday 26th November 2017 - Turf Moor - Burnley

World Copyright � 2017 CameraSport. All rights reserved. 43 Linden Ave. Countesthorpe. Leicester. England. LE8 5PG - Tel: +44 (0) 116 277 4147 - admin@camerasport.com - www.camerasport.com
Sean Dyche at the start of the game Photographer Rachel Holborn/CameraSport The Premier League - Burnley v Arsenal - Sunday 26th November 2017 - Turf Moor - Burnley World Copyright � 2017 CameraSport. All rights reserved. 43 Linden Ave. Countesthorpe. Leicester. England. LE8 5PG - Tel: +44 (0) 116 277 4147 - admin@camerasport.com - www.camerasport.com

Sean Dyche has backed his players to bounce back at Bournemouth tomorrow.

The Clarets suffered only their third defeat of the season, in controversial circumstances, on Sunday, as Arsenal snatched a 1-0 win in injury time.

Alexis Sanchez scored from the spot after James Tarkowski was adjudged to have shoved Aaron Ramsey in the box.

It was the third-successive time the Gunners have beaten Burnley with a contentious late goal, but Dyche doesn’t dwell on disappointments, and he said: All I know is that we are continuing to improve I feel, and there were good signs of that again.

“That is the over-riding thing, but there is obvious disappointment not to get something out of the game.

“The lads are flat because it is last minute, but not flat because of the performance, and I made it clear to them that that performance is a sign that we keep moving, and that is over a season.

“But Bournemouth is another tough game, they are all tough games, home or away.”

The first half, in particular, was as well as Burnley have played all season, and Dyche added: “There were some good performances all round – certainly you wouldn’t look at anyone as the weak-link, and I think that is where we are improving.

“It’s raising your minimum – can you raise your minimum? We all know on a maximum day, teams in the Premier League are very good, no matter if you are a top, middle or bottom side.

“It is about raising your minimum. What about the days when it is a quiet one? What about the days when you haven’t been quite as effective? Can you raise it? Can you still be productive?

“I think we are showing signs of that.

“If it is not our good day, we can still play, we can still defend, still counter and cause trouble, and I thought we did that. Although it was a good day – I thought we did that very well.”

There was much debate over referee Lee Mason’s decision to point to the spot, but do the big clubs get the big decisions?: “The bigger clubs seem to get the decisions. I’m not sure its fact, I’m not sure anyone has statted it, but for years managers have been promoting this thought that they do.”