Sean Dyche has said he takes full responsibility for Burnley’s slump in form this season.
The Clarets overperformed last season, finishing 7th in the Premier League. However, with just three wins and 12 points in their 19 league games this term, Burnley seem to be in freefall and are currently 18th and in the dreaded relegation zone.
Dyche knows he is now a man under pressure but was willing to take accountability for his team’s poor showing so far this season.
“I know we have to get results and I take responsibility. It has to happen quickly,” said Dyche.
“It’s a different challenge because of the expectation from outside. We have been in similar and come through it.’
“We know there’s a lot of work to be done. We’ve never overthought it. We’ve got to shift the performance levels and we’ve got to stay strong to our beliefs,” says the Clarets boss.
“I’m not stupid, I know our stats. It’s always a challenge, season on season, getting all the details right.
“The key moments at both ends of the pitch, you have to be deadly at one end and safe as houses at the other, and we haven’t got that balance right.”
Burnley are at home to West Ham this Sunday in a game Dyche will be hoping sees his team begin to turn things around as they battle for Premier League survival between now and May.