SEAN Dyche believes his players reached a point over Christmas where they thought enough was enough.

Burnley had been on a miserable run of form which resulted in them being in the bottom three of the Premier League after Boxing Day's 5-1 hammering at the hands of Everton.

Dyche added how his favourite moment in the season was not a certain game, it was the fact he - as a manager - came through the tough period.

"There’s been a few false storms – I thought we were very strong against Bournemouth at home, when I thought: 'Yes, ok', said Dyche.

"That was probably it in the first half of the season! I don’t think there’s one, I think there was a bottoming out, as I call it.

"At Christmas there was a bottoming out period and it’s hard to describe. I probably didn’t describe it very well the other day. It’s like a subliminal thing where all players just know that’s it and it has to start going up.

"Some don’t come back that way, we’ve seen that in the past. We started to move forward against West Ham. The easiest way to describe it is through strikers.

"Strikers can have a real barren spell and then they’ll score loads. It just floods back in no one can work out why that happens. Strikers are the most obvious ones in football. "They score and then seem to find an extra yard. You wonder where it came from. You can get it with the whole team – they all almost subliminally kind of get it and they go: 'Right, we’re ready to shift.'

"Of course, we made changes in that period. You get a good win against West Ham and then it floods back in very quickly.

"The depth of that belief is the key, when you go unbeaten in eight and then take the four losses – we could fathom it better because we’d been unbeaten in eight and we were back where we should be.

"Early season we never really looked like we were going to get that run together.

"I don’t think there’s a defining moment, but the obvious one will be the West Ham one because we changed the team. I think there’s more to it than just that."

Dyche acknowledged the away performances at Chelsea and Bournemouth as good moments in the season.

"Chelsea was good because we did what we had to do. That’s a tough situation to be in so to deliver that was good," added the Burnley boss.

"I thought Bournemouth away was good. The favourite thing is just coming through it, as a manager I got heavily questioned about doing things.

"My job is to do what I think. From my point of view, it’s that feeling of conducting myself well through a period of doubt.

"The staff have been brilliant – they get questioned as well."