SEAN Dyche felt Burnley’s performance against Tottenham was another step in the right direction.

The 1-0 defeat against Spurs at Turf Moor was harsh on the Clarets, who have one point from their opening five games of the new campaign.

Minutes after Harry Kane cleared off the line to keep the score goalless, the England captain flicked on Erik Lamela’s corner towards the back post, where Son Heung-min reacted quickest to direct his header into the top corner 14 minutes from time.

Dyche said: “The disappointment was only really the soft sort of goal because we defended very well.

“I thought there were loads of positives. There are good signs from the group who I know and trust and take great pride in how they work.

“The training pitch, where the work the staff and players are putting in was on show and I think it’s been on show in the last two games – that’s an important factor because performances over a season will look after us.”

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho praised his side for coming through a tough test in East Lancashire, saluting his "clever" opposite number. 

He said: “That was exactly what I was expecting – I know Sean and I know the difficulties he can bring to attacking teams.

“He’s very clever, he plays with what he has, and he gave us what I was expecting, which was a very difficult match.

“It was the kind of match where if we take too many risks, we can lose it.”