Boss Dyche proud of Burnley’s belief

Lancashire Telegraph: Sean Dyche Sean Dyche

SEAN Dyche praised Burnley’s ‘never-say-die’ spirit in pushing Premier League side Southampton close in the FA Cup.

The Clarets staged two second half fightbacks after twice facing two-goal deficits but fell just short of earning a replay at Turf Moor.

However, Dyche insists they can take confidence from an all-action second period, in which his side scored three goals against top flight opposition.

“The biggest thing for me is the mentality that we’re looking to build, and have built,” said the Burnley boss.

“We were relentless. You never give up in football until the whistle blows.

“Yet again some of the quality of the play, the energy to the play and the bravery in the second half was for all to see, so I’m really pleased with that.

“We have to just keep going no matter because we believe in the team.”

Burnley trailed 2-0 at the break but were level before the hour thanks to Southampton-born strike pair Sam Vokes and Danny Ings.

Soon after Vokes was denied a second by Kelvin Davis Burnley-born Jay Rodriguez restored Saints’ lead, before Adam Lallana doubled it again.

Kevin Long gave hope of another, late fightback with his first Clarets goal, from Junior Stanislas’ corner.

The equaliser eluded them, but Dyche was still proud of his Championship high flyers.

“The freedom to play in the second half was the main thing. It was as good as we’ve been and arguably we deserved to get something from the game, but it doesn’t always happen like that,” added Dyche.

“In the second half we took the shackles off. I told them not to think about the score line but to think about getting the first goal. That was the challenge, and I told them not to be surprised that when you get one goal it all of a sudden changes because that’s what football is like.

“Goals don’t just change the scoreline they actually change the feel of a game and that was evident.

“We looked back to what we’re about – full of energy. In the second half some of our attacking was outstanding. The margins are tight in football and they were again, certainly in the second half.”

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1:07pm Mon 6 Jan 14

FakeVilla_MTCabinet says...

And so the biggin up continues. If 3 wins in 10 is good enough for an automatic slot I'll eat my hat, though not my aintree ladies day one, its just too big.
Bubble pop FC the 8th best team in europe in 1961
And so the biggin up continues. If 3 wins in 10 is good enough for an automatic slot I'll eat my hat, though not my aintree ladies day one, its just too big. Bubble pop FC the 8th best team in europe in 1961 FakeVilla_MTCabinet

1:11pm Mon 6 Jan 14

jim 2012 says...

i see ron manager is at it again
i see ron manager is at it again jim 2012

1:44pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Dublin Claret says...

Great fight back after disappointing 1st half.
Sean has instilled a great belief in this squad, that never knows when its beaten.
Great fight back after disappointing 1st half. Sean has instilled a great belief in this squad, that never knows when its beaten. Dublin Claret

4:01pm Mon 6 Jan 14

A Darener says...

Dublin Claret wrote:
Great fight back after disappointing 1st half.
Sean has instilled a great belief in this squad, that never knows when its beaten.
Yeh they do,! when the game is over!
[quote][p][bold]Dublin Claret[/bold] wrote: Great fight back after disappointing 1st half. Sean has instilled a great belief in this squad, that never knows when its beaten.[/p][/quote]Yeh they do,! when the game is over! A Darener

8:03pm Mon 6 Jan 14

RobH2O says...

A Darener wrote:
Dublin Claret wrote:
Great fight back after disappointing 1st half.
Sean has instilled a great belief in this squad, that never knows when its beaten.
Yeh they do,! when the game is over!
Losing less often than Wovers
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dublin Claret[/bold] wrote: Great fight back after disappointing 1st half. Sean has instilled a great belief in this squad, that never knows when its beaten.[/p][/quote]Yeh they do,! when the game is over![/p][/quote]Losing less often than Wovers RobH2O

8:04pm Mon 6 Jan 14

RobH2O says...

FakeVilla_MTCabinet wrote:
And so the biggin up continues. If 3 wins in 10 is good enough for an automatic slot I'll eat my hat, though not my aintree ladies day one, its just too big.
Bubble pop FC the 8th best team in europe in 1961
So, ahead of you and your lot in all counts except millinery
[quote][p][bold]FakeVilla_MTCabinet[/bold] wrote: And so the biggin up continues. If 3 wins in 10 is good enough for an automatic slot I'll eat my hat, though not my aintree ladies day one, its just too big. Bubble pop FC the 8th best team in europe in 1961[/p][/quote]So, ahead of you and your lot in all counts except millinery RobH2O

8:05pm Mon 6 Jan 14

RobH2O says...

jim 2012 wrote:
i see ron manager is at it again
You should show more respect for GB than that. Oh, OK, perhaps not.
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: i see ron manager is at it again[/p][/quote]You should show more respect for GB than that. Oh, OK, perhaps not. RobH2O

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