Dyche looking for Burnley response
FOOTBALL: Burnley manager Sean Dyche has urged his players to rediscover their fighting spirit in the scrap for Premier League survival.
With just one point from their last six matches, following a 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday, only Fulham began the day below Burnley in the division.
The Clarets finished a dizzying seventh last season, but were desperately out of sorts against a Palace side, who until Saturday’s fixture, had failed to score a single goal at home from open play this term.
“We are in that strange position where the eye of the tiger has gone a little bit,” Dyche said. “Last year everyone was on it, all of the time, and we showed no fear.
“We looked people in the eye and said, ‘you had better be ready, because we are’.
“These players have worked hard to achieve and play at this level. So, now it’s about taking it on, and I think there’s a fight in there.
“Nobody gives you anything in football and we’ve earned this right, and you have to earn it again when people are knocking you. That’s the biggest time to get those gloves on and say, ‘bring it on’.”
Burnley’s task is set to get even tougher with the visit of Liverpool to Turf Moor on Wednesday before matches against Tottenham and Arsenal to come later in December.