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Dyche: We #Believe

8 November 2014

Sean Dyche insists the belief is coursing through the club’s veins again following the first Premier League win over Hull City.

The Clarets season went into overdrive as Ashley Barnes’ first goal in the top flight earned an eight win in nine games against The Tigers.

And boss Dyche thanks the fans for their unwavering backing to help see his players pick up a confidence boosting three points.

He said: “I believe in the players here and the hashtag of the club (#Believe) has been built probably from the beginning of last season through to where we are now.

“It’s great for everyone. We believe and I want the fans to believe and I think they do.

“The thing they certainly believe is that we have a manager, a staff and a playing squad who will give them everything.

“I think they know that, and adding to that is that bit of quality to win a match – and we showed that today.

“If you were honest, in that first half I think we were absolutely excellent, against a Premier League team.

“It would have been a lot more comfortable in the end than it turned out.”

Dyche added: “I thank the crowd because it’s tough! They are human as we are and they can get nervous when chances are going, but they have stayed with the team and that’s a vital ingredient.

“We want the players to play with that freedom and trust me, the best chance we have is with the crowd totally behind us.

“We have had challenges and we will have more. That’s not negative. It’s the reality of the Premier League.

“It’s really important that the people, the club and the town stay together in what we hope will be a very good season.

“It’s re-shaping already. That three points already gives it a different twist and it’s amazing how much difference a win makes.”

The Clarets win came at the 11th time of asking and immediately ends the weekly questioning about when that elusive three points would come.

Dyche added: “The facts are it has been an outside story.

“We knew we would win a game. We always had confidence in that. But it is literally one game, so now it’s about two, three four or five and whether we can go on the road and take that forward.

“But what that does is it gives the lads that nice, inner warn glow over the weekend.

“Everyone knows the challenge and it’s been hard for us as a club. It’s been hard in the market and getting players in, and hard to get these players to understand they can compete and win at this level.

“There have been a couple of days when it hasn’t gone our way, but that can happen in any division, and certainly in the Premier League.

“Generally though, I think performances have been decent and we should have scored more goals, of course.

“But today we did. All of that comes together with a win and the psychology just changes and we all think ok, we can compete and go and do it.

“Let’s not forget we’ve played six of the top 10. That can’t be underestimated, but there are teams who are not superpowers and it’s now about how we combine performances to win game at the right time, while not forgetting we can beat anyone”



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