How is Burnley boss Vincent Kompany still able to believe despite miserable start to the season?
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That’s according to Vincent Kompany, whose Burnley team were dealt another crushing setback at the weekend.
For so long it looked like they were about to claim that long-overdue first home win of the season, leading 1-0 up until the 86th minute.
When asked how he can pick up his players after another costly blow, Kompany said: “It’s a universal recipe. You go home, your children fall down, what do you tell them? Get back up and go again, right? That’s it. Are you able to really believe in that? I always have.
“I could come here after 86 minutes and after what happens in the last five minutes and then throw everything away and say ‘it’s not good enough’.
“But like I said to the players, it’s not supposed to be easy to get up to this level. You will face these moments.
“I have this image of us surrounding Mohammed Kudus [for West Ham’s equaliser] with four players, but it’s just the margins of not being tight enough and he’s allowed to go around the outside, it’s a cross and there’s a deflection which makes it an own goal.
“I’ve been through this in my career and unfortunately the hard way is the way you level up, it’s the way you make the changes in your career and they’re learning it this way.”