Dyche hails relentless Burnley

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley looks on prior to the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on February 23, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Sean Dyche was delighted with his team’s resilience in the 2-1 win over Tottenham on Saturday.

The Clarets maintained their eight-game unbeaten run thanks to goals from Barnes and Wood to secure a 2-1 win, with returning Harry Kane scoring for Spurs.

Burnley have won five out of the last eight matches since losing against Everton on Boxing Day.

Dyche thinks the key to Burnley’s three points was his side’s resilience as they refused to buckle in a game they entered as underdogs.

Asked what the key to victory was, Dyche told Sky: “I think the relentless nature, the will, and the determination that’s come back in massive amounts for us.

“I think that edge that I spoke about early season was soft and now I think we’ve come back to that firmer edge with our play but also the physical side of the game in the sense of covering the distance – our stats have changed in the last eight games, they’ve been a lot higher both in and out of possession.”

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Dyche hailed the improvement in the attacking department and how they put pressure on Spurs’ defence line.

“I think also the quality of play because we’re asking more questions of the opposition. It’s tough against these sides, these are a top side but the number of times we asked questions of them, the number of times we put their back four under pressure and I think that’s a really big part of how we’ve changed since Christmas.”