SEAN Dyche believes Burnley’s performances in two friendlies against foreign opposition will stand them in good stead for the Premier League.
The Clarets won 3-1 at home to Italian Serie A club Verona on Saturday, after drawing 2-2 with Celta Vigo from the Spanish league four days earlier.
With the Premier League packed with foreign players, Dyche thinks a taste of life against continental opposition will have done them no harm.
“Italian football tends to be more tactical, more shape orientated, whereas the Spanish are a bit more free-flowing and quicker movement,” he said.
“So it was a real good challenge because those two things can happen in a Premier League season. We all watch it and there can be a slowness to a game, a method, and then there can be rapid end to end games, and different spells during those games as well.
“So we’ve had a good feel of all of those things, certainly in the last two games. I thought we were okay in the first half, although the tempo was a little bit slow for us.
“Then in the second half, after a crazy couple of minutes from both teams, I thought we got a grip of the game and played much more like what we’re all about.
“There was a nice tempo and fluid movement and three very, very good goals.
“We had a great reaction, of course, and we are known for that because get on with life no matter what happens.”