Sean Dyche reflected with pride as Burnley bowed out of the Premier League with their heads held high.
Danny Ings’ 11th goal of the season was enough to earn the Clarets a second successive away win as they eclipsed their points total from 200/10.
A third consecutive clean sheet was also a fitting way for England new-boy Tom Heaton to end the campaign.
And Dyche insisted the club go down with a whole host of positives to offer belief of a quick top-flight return.
He said: “We wanted to sign off well and that’s about the feel, not just the result.
“It’s difficult to win games at this level, but I thought the energy and desire of the players was on show again.
“People said we couldn’t go that hard throughout the season, but I can show you the stats because you definitely can and we’ve shown that.
“The mentality is an important thing in any walk of like, but particularly in professional sport. We have built a culture and environment that suggests we give everything all of the time.
“It becomes a mind-set and we’ve got it. If we just had those moments of clarity in certain occasions this season, we’d still be in the Premier League.
“That didn’t happen, but our fans know there is a story behind the story. “
Dyche, who praised debutant Fredrik Ulvestad and paid tribute to the retiring Steven Reid, added: “If things are not going to work for you and you’re going to come out of the Premier League, then do it in the right fashion.
“I think we’ve done that. We’ve done it by attempting to be in it, not just hoping. We’ve gone on the front foot against everyone and tried to take teams on everywhere.
“We’ve stood for something I think, and that’s a good message about how the club, the staff and players have conducted themselves. That’s important for Burnley.
“Our fans have been fantastic and there have been some really good things to come out of the club this season.
“Ten clean sheets in the Premier League and a goalkeeper in the England set-up for starters, so there is a journey to be had and this club is in a whole better shape than it was two-and-a-half years ago, so we reflect with pride and disappointment.”