Dyche On Missed Sunderland Chances
Manager Sean Dyche has reflected on Saturday's clash against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light and he knew missed chances had cost Burnley the victory on the day.
Heading to David Moyes' current home for the game, Burnley took a point from the scoreless draw and Dyche knew there had to be some regret from the game given the chances we had, especially as we continue to wait for our first away win of the current campaign.
Speaking to the Official Site as Dyche met with the media post game to give his thoughts, he explained.
'I think it was a game of missed chances. Certainly, in the first half we had two golden moments and a possible penalty for a flailing arm. I thought we were really good in that first half and had control of the game, but in the second half they had to come out and they created two really good chances. We had that final moment when Sam went through and we thought we were finally going to win that game, but their keeper made a fine save.'
Dyche went on to say.
'My only real disappointment today is that we didn`t get that lead because you could sense the anxiety and nervousness in the stadium and if Boydy or Ashley gets that touch in the first half it changes the whole feel around the place. As it happens, they got to half time and they got a response after the break, so I am pleased overall. It`s not easy to go away in the Premier League and it`s another point on the board though and a clean sheet to add to the tally.'
With two points taken from the four straight away games, we remain eight points above the drop zone and Dyche is still looking forward.
'A lot was made of these four away games and a really tough run, but we`ve come out of them with two points and could have had more if I`m honest. We have to keep working though. We were written off at the start of the season and we`ve got good points on the table so far, but it is only so far, so we have to keep going.'
With the international break now on us, Dyche also knows that's well timed to refresh everybody ahead of the run in.
'We`ll have a break now and it`s good to refresh and take stock of the situation before we go into the last nine games, of which we have five at home. Overall, I`ve been reasonably happy with the performances away from home. There`s lots of life in us, so now we have to go back to Turf Moor and take on good teams at home. It`s easy to forget the journey we are on as a club. We were written off again and here we stand, kind of questioning an away run. Overall, you have to say hang on a minute; we`ve got some good points on the table and we`re in good shape.'