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Burnley boss says mentality is right

11th March 2019, 09:28 by Daniel McCarthy

Burnley manager Sean Dyche says his squad have the right mentality to succeed but must cut out costly errors.

The Clarets were beaten 4-2 by Liverpool on Sunday in a bad weekend for their survival hopes due to Cardiff, Brighton, and Southampton all winning.

Defensive errors, particularly for Liverpool’s first and second goals, allowed Jurgen Klopp’s men to steal a march on Burnley, and even Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s late goal couldn’t inspire them as they conceded a fourth to lose their third consecutive game.

Dyche remains confident that his side have the character to escape from relegation trouble but says they are currently making too many errors.

"We have got to be realistic, there were some big results for other teams yesterday. But we've had our own," the manager told reporters.

"The bigger picture was we had one point after five games in the Premier League - we were bottom. We had 12 points at 19.

"If you'd have said to me at 19 that we'd be on 30 points and have the run we've had, I would have absolutely ripped your hands off.

"We've come a long way and we continue to progress and the mentality here is right but you can't make those mistakes."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Daniel McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, and a keen Leeds United fan. He also follows darts, snooker, motorsport, and rugby league.

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