Vincent Kompany remains focused on the long-term goal as Burnley battle to stay in the Premier League.

The Clarets are six points from safety with seven games remaining and face Everton in a relegation crunch clash at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Kompany, who guided the club back to the top flight at the first attempt last season, told a press conference: “I might be a little bit different in this, but everybody has this habit of thinking everything stops after this next seven games.

“After these seven games, it’s not like we go sit on a beach and never come back, it’s a continuation.

“What I’m trying to say is, everything that lies ahead is all that matters and for us is to show the confidence to go into every single game we have left this season and after this season.

“It’s really important that the mindset goes past, ‘We’ve had a setback and that’s the end of the world’. I don’t function that way.”

Burnley are unbeaten in four matches, but after Tuesday night’s home 1-1 draw against Wolves the gap between the Clarets and safety increased from four to six points.

“Frustration is on the day of the game, maybe,” Kompany said. “Day after, no chance. Move on, it’s done.

“We’ve still got everything to fight for and that’s all that matters and I think this team would do that anyway, it’s not something that leaves this team or this club.”

Everton are three places and seven points better off than Burnley after being docked six points for breaking the Premier League’s finance rules.

Former Burnley manager Sean Dyche’s side drew 1-1 at Newcastle in midweek and set a new club record of 13 Premier League games without a win.

Kompany said Everton’s winless run was “not really relevant to me” and when asked what his side’s target was for the rest of the season, added: “I keep it really simple. You overcomplicate it with all the maths.

“We just focus on winning the next game and do that consistently. It’s a mindset and you might say it’s a cliche.

“But because we’ve experienced it in two seasons in very different ends of the league, it’s still very much the same mindset.”

Kompany was without Aaron Ramsey, Luca Koleosho, Nathan Redmond, Ameen Al-Dakhil, Jordan Beyer, Han-Noah Massengo and the suspended Lorenz Assignon against Wolves.

Defender Assignon is available again and the Burnley boss is hoping some of his injured players will also return to contention.