SEAN Dyche was happy to see Burnley regain their identity despite crashing out of Europe against Olympiakos.

The Clarets dominated against the Greek giants but they couldn't take their chances to overturn a 3-1 first leg deficit.

Daniel Podence added to Olympiakos' aggregate advantage seven minutes from the end, but Matej Vydra scored his first Burnley goal to make sure the Clarets at least finished the night on level terms.

The 4-2 aggregate defeat ends Burnley's return to Europe after a 51-year absence, but Dyche believes the club can learn from the experience and build for the future.

"I thought we dominated the game and dominated the chances. The biggest bug bear is you've got to take your chances. We created enough chances," the Clarets chief said.

"I wanted our team to get back to their identify and I feel that clearly happened today. No disappointments, just learning. We were effective.

"I thought we had so many chances, it could easily have gone our way.

"It was an excellent performance, we created so many chances. Winning it was the least we deserved and we could have gone through but we didn’t take our chances.

"It was back to our identity, a never-say-die attitude. I'm very pleased and very proud of the players.

"I think the whole club will learn from this. It bodes well for the future but we've got to use it wisely."

One player in particular who shone for Burnley and earned the praise of Dyche was 18-year-old Dwight McNeil.

The winger excelled on his first start for the club and Dyche was delighted with how he performed.

"He’s been around for us for a while. I wanted to get him involved more really," he said.

"I told him to work hard and enjoy yourself, son, and I thought he did. It's a massive achievement, I'm very proud of him.

"He was great against Aberdeen and again tonight. That gives him belief and he’s there on merit. He’s taken a real step forward tonight."