Westwood hailed Burnley’s fighting spirit

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Ngolo Kante of Chelsea and Ashley Westwood of Burnley battle for possession during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Burnley FC at Stamford Bridge on April 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Ngolo Kante of Chelsea and Ashley Westwood of Burnley battle for possession during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Burnley FC at Stamford Bridge on April 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

The Clarets tied 2-2 against Chelsea in yesterday’s English Premier League fixture, and for Westwood, his team played perfectly.

In less than 25 minutes yesterday, Chelsea and Burnley scored four goals in Monday’s English Premier League fixture. Both teams ended up tying 2-2, but they gave a great show to the fans.

And for Clarets’ Ashley Westwood, his team showed real fighting spirit against the Blues.

“It was entertaining!” he said to the club’s official website.

“We really had to dig deep in the last 20 minutes and that shows the spirit we have got in this group.”

“We have shown that since Christmas and been on a great run,” he added.

“We took a real bump in the road against Everton (on Boxing Day) and we have come back and shown what we can do.”

He explained: “It’s unlike me. Me and Corky did some running. We all did, and that’s what we do for this team and that’s what we’re all about.”

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“That’s football. We have come here and we’ve upset them, but that’s what we need to do. As Burnley, we need to do that.”

“We are fighting for our lives and they are fighting for the fourth spot. I think it was a great night for football,” Westwood concluded.

Thanks to the draw, Burnley continues nine points clear of the relegation zone, after getting 11 victories, seven draws, and losing in 17 occasions.

Burnley has three matches left on the calendar, but they only need one point to secure their stay in the Premier League: they will host Manchester City next Sunday, then visit Everton, and close the season at home against Arsenal.

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