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Mee: We Always Want More

Clarets' skipper looking to kick on after the international break

10 September 2019

Ben Mee has spelled out the determination in the Clarets’ camp to build on the Premier League platform they have put in place.

Sean Dyche’s men have taken four points from their opening four games ahead of the international break.

And Mee – leading the team as club captain for the first time this season – wants that to be the foundation for a productive run when Burnley’s business is resumed at Brighton on Saturday.

“It’s early days in the season so you can’t judge it too far,” said the Clarets’ skipper.

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“We are always looking to do better, but it’s been a reasonable start and hopefully we can carry it on for the first block of 10 games and see where we’re at.

“I think we’ve had some good performances. We went to Arsenal and we were pleased with our performance and how we went about it.

“It was the same with Wolves and I felt we could easily have won that game.

“Against Liverpool I don’t think we were at our best. There were some sloppy mistakes - myself included – and maybe a lucky goal at the beginning.

“But I think we’ve set a good marker and a good start, and I think we can build from how we have started and take good confidence and a good mentality into these games we’ve got coming up now.”

The Clarets head to Brighton looking to win for the first time since their 3-0 opening-day success against Southampton.

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They then face the newly-promoted pair of Norwich City and Aston Villa and Mee is eyeing the run of games ahead of the next international break – which concludes with a visit from Everton on 5 October – as a potentially productive spell.

“The motivation is there and the determination to do well and start a lot better than we did last year," added the long-serving defender who was part of the side that had to wait until the sixth game of the Premier League season to pick up maximum points in 2018/19.

“We are determined to do that. Performance-wise we have, and we want to pick up more points.

“You want to play in these games, and you want to beat these teams who could potentially be around us this season.

“We look at these games and we are raring to go, although we realise they are tough places to go. We will look forward to them, enjoy them and hopefully get some results out of them."


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