Dyche urges Burnley to build on first Premier League win of the season

first_imgBurnley boss Sean Dyche has urged his side to build on their first Premier League win of the season, after Ashley Barnes’ header secured a 1-0 victory over Hull at a bouncing Turf Moor.The Clarets, who had been the only team in the top four divisions of English football still without a win to their name in 2014-15 before kick-off, remain bottom of the table but the gap between them and safety stood at only two points at the final whistle.But, while the manager’s delight at having seen his side secure maximum points was clear following the final whistle, Dyche was also keen to emphasise: “At the end of the day, it is not about one win.“It’s great – I’ll enjoy it, don’t get me wrong. But there is more than one needed. We know that the journey takes a lot more than one win.”Yet, the Clarets boss had no doubt the single win in itself would provide a significant mental boost for the club.He added: “It is important to get that first win, of course – psychologically for the players, for their belief, and for the town’s belief that we can at least compete and give everything in this division to make what everyone is saying is the impossible possible. That is our job.“[But] the players didn’t go overboard about it.“Our internal view is different to the outside view. We have been frustrated by games and felt we deserved wins already, and haven’t got them.“We have a great honesty here and a great positive reality with the group. They get the situation.“Someone said to me last week about being ‘cock-a-hoop’ – the players are not cock-a-hoop. But they are very pleased their work has got them a reward, which is their first win.”Asked if he felt this result had been deserved, Dyche said: “Yes, I think so.“In the first half I thought we were excellent, but you go in at half-time and think ‘is it going to be one of those games again?’“I mentioned that to the lads – weirdly, I actually gave them a bit at half-time, because I said this was not a situation where it was going to be ‘good old Burnley’ again.“We know that doing all right or well is not good enough – you need to do even better. So I was pleased with the way they came out in the second half, and we got the goal.“A marker has been laid down. We have our first win and everyone feels better about themselves. So for sure, we are very happy.”last_img read more