'Performances over a season will look after us' - Sean Dyche after Burnley's 1-0 defeat at home to Spurs

Sean Dyche feels results will take care of themselves if his Burnley side continue to perform as they did against Spurs.
Harry Kane clears James Tarkowski's header off the lineHarry Kane clears James Tarkowski's header off the line
Harry Kane clears James Tarkowski's header off the line

The Clarets went down 1-0 at Turf Moor to a late header from Son Heung-min, as they remain without a win after five Premier League games.

But Dyche was heartened by the display, as they built on the goal-less draw at West Brom last Monday night.

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Dyche, who celebrates eight years in charge on Friday, said: "My only disappolntment really was a soft goal, we defended very well. There's a maybe foul on the build-up which gives them a corner, Harry Kane on Westy where he sort of shoves him off the ball - a bit annoyed with that, but, to be honest, we should deal with it better.

"We lose the flight of the ball as it comes in, and we don't deal with the second phase of it.

"The first contact can happen, the second phase we left a pocket in the box, which is unlike us, and that's the only disappointment.

"I thought there were loads of positives, the front two were excellent, James Tarkowski came back to his real true sharp fitness, he was very good.

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"The two midfielders played very well, Dwight is still looking like he's performing, Johann is getting fitter and sharper, and Lowts came in after injury.

"These are good signs from a group I know and trust and take great pride in how they work, and the work the staff and players are putting in on the training pitch was on show, and has been the last two games.

"That's important. Performances over a season will look after us."

Asked if Burnley looked more like themselves, he added: "It was another big sign of it, because, with all due respect, West Brom are new to the division, and it can be tough, but Spurs are obviously a very well-established side, players who are regulars in the Premier League, and they are a good side.

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"I think the way we performed...we kept them quiet for a lot of the game, fotr a team that has some really good attacking players and very good players.

"And offensively, I think we out0chanced them, generally speaking, and had one cleared off the line.

"There were some good signs.

"The whole feel of the performance was another step on from the West Brom game, and we have to keep performing like that,and we've got to do better in both boxes, but there are clear signs we're beginning to play well again and look like a good outfit.

"Now, of course, you need some rewards for that."

Burnley have only scored once in their last four league games, at Newcastle, but are creating chances, with James Tarkowski seeing a header cleared off the line by Kane, while Johann Berg Gudmundsson forced a couple of saves from Hugo Lloris in the first half: "We created enough to score a goal, we didn't find that moment, like at West Brom, but you keep knocking on the door, and it will open.

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"The two centre forwards were very good at West Brom, particularly second half, and again tonight, Woody particularly was excellent. That's a good sign.

"And you're getting other important players back, they're getting that real match sharpness and fitness.

"Lowts did well, he stepped back in after injury.

"I've been really pleased with the work the staff and players are putting in, and you've seen that in the last two performances.

"It has to continue and we need to find that consistency, not only during a performance, but game after game."