Ashley Barnes scored the 89th-minute winner and he made incredible happen – Burnley won the match against Stoke 1-0 and they reached the fourth place in the Premier League table which makes Sean Dyche incredibly proud of his team.
The talented coach admitted that he has no words after seeing this happen – and he declared himself to be “the proudest man in Proudsville” as his side are above Liverpool, Arsenal or Tottenham. Dyche knows that it’s just a temporary success and the table will, highly likely, look a lot different at the end of the season but he is still happy to see it.
The British coach spoke about the latest win and his side’s position as he said, according to Sky Sports: “I’m very proud, I’m super proud, I’m the proudest man in Proudsville. I’m proud of a lot of things, it’s not just the league position. We’ve worked hard to create a lot of new records from when I first got here to where we are now but they’re markers in time, they’re not markers about all the stuff you don’t see. Football is about realities but also about dreams.”
But he added that his side have to stay humble and focused: “We stay focused on the task and the next game is the most important one but I’m very pleased with tonight. When you’re not playing as well as you can, and the other team are, it’s important to find a way to get a result and that’s what we’ve done tonight.”
In the end, Sean Dyche claimed that it wasn’t an easy win over Stoke: “Stoke are a side who were coming off the back of a real tough result at the weekend and I thought they applied themselves fantastically well. They played cleverly into Peter Crouch, who is still a handful; played off him as a base, kept their shape well and it’s hard to break teams down at this level.”