Sean Dyche said his Burnley side had no excuses after they lost 5-1 at home to Everton in a defeat that leaves The Clarets in the Premier League relegation zone today.
Dyche was very disappointed to see Burnley’s poor form continue as they have now won only one of their last 12 league games.
“They started much brighter, much sharper with more energy. They were the better side and deserved to win.’’ Dyche told BBC’s MOTD.
“The last 10 minutes of the half we deserved to get back in it and the game settled. We got a bit more on the front foot, scored a goal and all of sudden the next goal is vital.”
Dyche felt James Tarkowski’s miss was a huge turning point in the game.
“The chance for Tarkowski is massive. If we put that in, after what happened to Everton against Tottenham the other day, then it may change the whole event. We then started the second half the brighter and you never know from then. But it didn’t go in and the game went after that.
“We’re in a results industry, winning brings belief, a good feeling and free mindedness – they almost act in the zone. But when results go against you, you’re so focused on your own job you can sometimes forget the team cohesion.
“So that mentality has got to be clear as we’ve got some games coming up that are absolutely massive this season.
“The margins are super fine; the challenge this season is we haven’t kept the margins tight. There’s a number of reasons why, but there’s no excuse. We are where we are and we don’t overly deserve to be better than where we are.”