Sean Dyche believes Burnley are continuing to lay down powerful markers in the Premier League after another home victory against Southampton.
Ashley Barnes’ goal on 73 minutes secured the points after Tom Heaton had earlier saved a Dusan Tadic penalty.
And the Clarets boss insisted that everything he believes in was on show more than ever to ensure victory at Turf Moor.
Dyche said: “The players have given everything again today and I say again because I think they do every week for myself and the fans of the club.
“I’ve said all along that that’s what I believe in and there is some quality within that of course.
“But that will, that desire, that energy and their authenticity today to make sure we got a result was on show as much as it has ever been.
“They’re a fine side and they’ve come to Turf where we want to make it awkward for teams and we did.”
Southampton grew into the game after Burnley’s buoyant start but Heaton’s fine penalty stop proved a turning point as the Clarets became the dominant force once again.
And Dyche was delighted with the way his side responded to that spell in the game as well as reserving praise for his stopper.
He added: “There was some real quality first half and second half they got the upper hand and a penalty which sees a fantastic and massive save from Tom.
“After that, we responded really well and got back on the front foot and got back into the game.
“We’d just eased off and looked like we were a bit unsure about being on the front foot and they had some good play to be fair.
“We kept at it and that gave us a little nudge and in the end, overall I’d feel you’d say we deserved a minimum of a point today.
“We’re going to have to fight for every inch in every inch to make sure we get what we want this season.
“We’re showing great signs of that at the moment. Five clean sheets in 15 matches is another powerful marker.
“We’re alive now and that makes it awkward for teams now because earlier in the season people might have been thinking ‘they’re finding it tough’ but we knew our performances were decent.
“We take nothing for granted and we’ll be working hard and diligently to make sure we’re in good shape going into the next few games now.”