Burnley manager Sean Dyche revealed that he told his players that Everton don’t know how to win. Everton fell to their seventh defeat in 10 games after spurning a lead against their relegation rivals Burnley. They have failed to win a game away from home in the Premier League since August. Maxwel Cornet scored the match-winner five minutes from the full-time whistle to put them within a point of safety.
“I’ve been down there, I know what it’s like and every season there have been tough patches for us. It’s hard to explain, but sometimes you sense that a team might have lost how to win a game. I said to them at half time ‘I’m not sure these know how to win a game, away from home particularly’,” Burnley manager Sean Dyche said. “I told them we’ve got to play on that mentality – we do it by playing forward with better quality and being more aggressive in our play. Our passing and trying to get into the front areas of the pitch wasn’t glorious but there were patches and enough patches where we found three goals and I’m pleased with that.”
“It feels the same to me, whether that’s true, maybe, but it shouldn’t be in absolute football terms. The reality is what it is – we’re no different from Burnley, Watford, Norwich or Leeds. That’s where we’re at as a football club. Players don’t need to listen or read anything other than turning up tomorrow and getting the right results to keep us in this league,” Everton manager Frank Lampard said. “We can’t control it so there’s no point in delving too much into it, it would’ve been around the club before I was here and will continue until the end of the season. The only thing we can do is to control what we can, which is to work and fight to get the results.”