Mee Still Focused On 40 Points
Centre half Ben Mee has insisted that Burnley's aim remains reaching the 40 point mark in 2017/18 despite the impressive start to the campaign we've had.
With eleven games played in the Premier League, Burnley have taken five wins for a total return of 19 points that sees us tied with Arsenal and Liverpool as we sit in seventh place, but Mee is adamant that nobody is getting carried away - we'll keep the aims simple, reach 40 points and then see where the season takes us.
Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph with eyes turning to the return of league action this weekend as the November international break comes to an end, Mee picked out the 40 point mark as something all the players had to remain focused on this year.
'That`s definitely a target for us, it`s our main aim really. We`d like to hit it as quick as possible but we`re not looking too far ahead, we`re looking to the next games and we`re excited about them.'
With a four point gap on the sides below us, the 28 year old went on to say that once 40 points are reached, then we'll let ourselves look further ahead as obviously the players want to do more than just survive.
'Looking at the start we`ve had we`re confident and we`re looking forward to seeing what we can do and what way we can go.'
Reflecting more on our start which took many by surprise.
'Looking at the fixtures it was hard to imagine but we`ve come through that really well. We`ve got some big games coming up after the international break leading up to Christmas and we`re excited about it. We`ll see where it takes us.'
Asked on what had changed this year, Mee felt it was just the club growing into the Premier League and showing that they have learned some lessons and are adjusting.
'It`s a bit more experience and knowhow and we`re having a bit of luck along the way as well which is nice. When all those come together and we get good performances then we`re looking good.'