Program insults and Matej Vydra magic inspire driving Burnley to make an important win in Southampton
“I almost want to find the guy who wrote it and say,” Thank you, you’re magical “: Sean Dyche reveals insulting article in the Southampton program, inspired by Burnley after St Mary’s victory
- Burnley won a crucial win over Southampton thanks to Matej Vydra’s stunner
- Ashley Westwood gave visitors a head start before the striker of St. Danny Ings leveled
- Boss Sean Dyche unveiled side were inspired by disparaging program article
- The feature focused on players, including left-back Charlie Taylor and others
When you come across Burnley, the last thing you want to do is give them extra motivation.
Southampton unconsciously did exactly that with an article in their competition program. Back left Charlie Taylor was a certain target.
“They were rather contemptuous about Charlie,” Dyche said. “His shape must have almost pushed him into thinking on the national side.”
An article in the Southampton competition program criticized Burnley defender Charlie Taylor
There were also suggestions that Burnley was a long ball team and second place after Sheffield United in that playing style. Did Dyche read the article to his players before the game?
“They had already read it,” he revealed after the 2-1 in a storm-devastated race that had been devastated by Storm Dennis like a spectacle.
“I don’t know why programs do that. I love it. I almost want to find the guy who wrote it and say, “Thanks, you’re magic.”
It must be said that none of the Southampton coaching or playing staff was responsible for the words – but that was not important to Dyche.
He usually spends his pre-match dressing room time playing Candy Crush. At St Mary he was able to deliver a final ditch message.
“I said,” Boys, here you go, they think that’s yours “and they were” Oh, okay. “
Clarets boss Sean Dyche believes that the critical comments have inspired his side
And they delivered properly and although Southampton manager Ralph Hassenhuttl clearly has a different football philosophy than Dyche, he admitted: “Everyone knows how they play, but they do well and they did it to us. It’s always nasty to play against, but we knew that. ”
And Danish central defender Jannick Vestergaard saw the defeat as a missed opportunity to further strengthen Southampton’s Premier League status, which looks considerably rosy after their spirited response to the 9-0 humiliation at home at Leicester at the end of October.
“It was a good opportunity to return to ways to win,” said Vestergaard.
“But it reminded us that if we want to keep winning Premier League games, we have to do better.”
All this was water from the proverbial duck back to Dyche and his men. They look up instead of down and European football is a legitimate target. Dyche, however, is not someone for an exaggerated response to a series of decent results that include three wins and a draw in their last four games.
“We were doomed to that,” Dyche said, taking over the old-fashioned, worn-out “game by game.”
Despite the limited options, Matej Vydra has scored a stunning winner for Burnley
And although Chris Wood added Ashely Barnes to the injury list, Dyche’s super-sub Matej Vydra turned out to be the match winner when he left his usual seat on the substitute’s bench to replace Wood and scored a spectacular winner.
Dyche has no problem with Vydra’s attitude and believes that the goal – with its quality and importance – may only give the Czech Republic a huge boost of confidence.
A bizarre opening goal from Ashley Westwood directly from a corner that allowed Danny Ings to go into the near post when he fully expected the ball to go for a goal kick was followed by a period of Southampton domination.
Ings equalized with a frightening shot from the edge of the area and Jack Stephens hit the crossbar with a header. Burnley regrouped and Vydra picked up a glorious winner on the hour.
Dyche supported his former player Danny Ings to earn further recognition from England this summer
“As we know, targets for attackers sometimes change your thinking,” Dyche said. “But I think his overall work ethic was good and he will buzz. It will give him a lift as a person because he has buried and buried. ”
Dyche needed James Tarkowski to stand on their orders to keep Ings relatively still after his goal – but perhaps the Saints striker can add his awarded England cap when he played 35 minutes as a substitute in a 3- 0 win against Lithuania in 2015.
“I think Gareth Southgate has shown that he is fairly open to players, so we’ll see,” Dyche said. “He certainly sets a marker with his goals.”