April 05, 2015 17:07:11 UK
Burnley boss Sean Dyche claims his side showed “clear progression” after they held top-four chasing Tottenham to a 0-0 draw at Turf Moor on Sunday.
The Clarets went into the game knowing three points against Mauricio Pochettino’s side would have taken them out of the relegation places ahead of fourth-bottom Sunderland’s home derby against Newcastle.
And despite having the better of the game and a golden chance which was spurned by top scorer Danny Ings after just five minutes, Burnley had to settle for a point which leaves them in the final relegation place.
We’re not disappointed. We’ve gone for the win and that’s eight clean sheets for the season now, so there’s clear progression.
However Dyche is adamant that the performance and clean sheet against another top Premier League side shows his team have the quality to avoid an immediate return to the Championship in their final seven games.
He said: “I thought we edged it overall and kept a very good side quiet. That’s two clean sheets in three games and there’s plenty of endeavour.
“We’re not disappointed. We’ve gone for the win and that’s eight clean sheets for the season now, so there’s clear progression.”
Pochettino lamented his Spurs’ side lack of creativity during the game and he admitted that they didn’t deserve to pick up the three points.
The point leaves the side seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester City and their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League hanging in the balance.
Burnley are 5.50 finish bottom of the Premier League, while Spurs are 17.00 for a top-four finish.
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