Sean Dyche insisted the Burnley fans could be proud of the players following the valiant 2-1 win at Stoke.
The Clarets boss was bursting with pride himself after securing a first away win in the top flight thanks to Danny Ings’ early brace.
“I said when I got here that they will always get a team who give everything for the shirt,” insisted Dyche.
“Today, they have just given that again in the Premier League, and I am proud of that, make no mistake.
“There are things that people will know I hold dear. They are old-fashioned values, but they have never been more relevant.
“Pride, passion, desire and will and all things that this team has in abundance. I have it, my staff have it and the players too and that was on show today.”
Dyche added: “Sometimes you have to find a way of winning, no matter how that it and I thought our two goals were excellent.
“Stoke then gave a good account of themselves and came back at us, with wave after wave, but the tactical framework and organisation were there in abundance to get us a nice win.
“Stoke are a well-respected and experienced Premier League team, whereas we have a group that is developing and learning.
“We are having to work very hard for every inch of what we get, but we are willing to do that.
“We’ve not had the joy of going two goals up in the Premier League, so that’s another learning curve. After that could we hold the ball better? Yes. Could we pass better? Yes.
“Credit to Stoke because they came on strong with a freedom that being two goals down brings, because you have nothing to lose.
“But I will say that was a big performance from us and one that encapsulates what we’ve been about, what we are about and what we intend to be.
“All we need to do is keep adding in that quality, but that will come.”
After defying their critics last time out with a first league win over Hull, back-to-back victories gave the Premier League table a whole rosier look.
Dyche added: “We said we wanted to make, what has been deemed from the outside as the impossible possible.
“But we don’t think that. I believe in the players and the way we work.
“We had a tough start to the season, and it will be tough again. But we didn’t think we’d just roll into this league and roll out the victories.
“But the mentality of the group is good and if I were a Burnley fan - which I kind of am if you understand me – I’d be proud of that display today!”