Boss previews Everton clash...Sean Dyche believes his side’s firm mentality will be of great benefit as they enter a crucial juncture of the Barclays Premier League season.
The Clarets travel to an in-form Everton side this weekend at Goodison Park in the first of their final six matches.
And the boss is confident that his group can achieve their goals this season, adding that his perpetual belief has never wavered at any stage.
Dyche said: “Our strong mentality has stayed firm all throughout the season and I’m really pleased with that.
“The will and desire to improve has been there all along and we’ve got some big results.
“Now we’ve got six big and important games for different many different reasons to make sense of it all and deliver performances.
“My belief is absolute in this team and what it can do this season. I feel it can be in the Premier League again.
“I did after the first whistle, I did after game ten when everyone said we’ve got even less than no chance and I still do now.
“We’ve done a lot of work to be where we are after been written off so heavily and we’re certainly in the pack.
“Performance wise I’ve been pleased. We know we have to win games of course because that’s the nature of the business but there has to be a foundation there.
“We’ve delivered good performances against some very, very strong sides recently.
“Your hope and demand of the players is to take those performances into games against teams who aren’t flying in the division.
“We want to put all of things we’ve learnt in the season so far into these last six games now.”
Burnley go into the game buoyed by those good performances against some of the division’s market leaders, but Dyche admits the challenge is now to add even more to that in order to win games.
He added: “The performances are only markers. When the whistle blows for the next one it isn’t guaranteed it’ll be good because of your last.
“But they are markers that reinforce belief in what we do as a group and how they operate and I think that is a key thing.
“I spoke to Arsene Wenger in private after last week and he was very impressed with the shape of the team, the energy and some of the quality.
“We have to add more than that because we have created chances and now it’s like early season when we weren’t scoring as freely so you have to create even better chances.”