Sean Deutsch revealed that he told his Burnley player Everton “how to win” because they planned their return for the seventh defeat in 10 games at Toffee.
Burnley Richardson trailed 2-1 at the break courtesy of the penalty pair and the message from Deutsche’s dressing-room was clear to his players – to take advantage of the audience’s leaking defense and low confidence after a penalty run.
Everton have not won a Premier League game on the road since August but Jay Rodriguez and Maxwell Cornet seemed to break an eight-month record until late in the second half to win Burnley. This keeps them one point away from safety and gives Toffee the same cushion outside the bottom three.
Deutsche reported Sky Sports: “I was there, I know what it’s like and it was a tough patch for us every season. It’s hard to explain, but sometimes you feel like how a team can win a game can be lost. I told them at half time, ‘I’m not sure they know how to win a game, especially outside the home’.
“I told them we had to play with that mentality – we did it to play better and to be more aggressive in our game. Our passing and trying to get to the front of the pitch was not glorious but there were patches and enough patches where we got three goals and I am satisfied with that.
“I think they took six points from 42 away from home before the game and have conceded 49 points so far this season, so we felt we could attack them, perhaps more independently. I don’t think it flowed freely, but we did have moments that must have been counted, and I reminded them halfway through. “
Lampard: We are no different from other relegation batsmen
Everton boss Frank Lampard said the win should have been seen after holding his team’s half-time lead, adding that Tofira had a real “fight” to avoid a drop before adding.
The club’s size, history and relative success put more pressure on Everton than their exiled rivals, he said. Sky Sports: “It seems the same to me, it may be true, but it should not be in the case of football at all. The reality is this – we are no different from Burnley, Watford, Norwich or Leeds. We are here as a football club. Players don’t need to hear or read anything other than to be present tomorrow and get the right results to keep us in this league.
“It simply came to our notice then. The only thing we can do is control what we do, work and fight for results.
“From 2-1, we should win the game, and score more goals. We’re countless possibilities, not clinical enough about a counter-attack, and at that point you leave the game open. Then we make mistakes for their purpose.
“I’m not sure what’s important, but the players have to deal with it. The only way to do that is to fight, and keep working. That’s what the players have to do. We are in a war, if we didn’t know it before, we know it now. We are still at the top of Burnley at the table, but obviously we are very disappointed to lose from the winning position. “
Hinchcliffe: Everton could go down
Former Everton defender O. Sky Sports Commentator Andy Hinchcliffe said the defeat to Turf Moore could have serious repercussions due to a tougher run-in than some of their relegation rivals who started against Manchester United at Goodison Park on Saturday.
Hinchcliffe said: “Being a former Everton player, I had some good times there, I always believed they would get out of this mess, but the more I watched them play, the more worried I was that this season, they could go down incredibly. Burnley will go into that game against Norwich with incredible confidence after winning tonight.
“So Burnley wanted to win tonight, in terms of getting three points and getting closer to Everton, but Norwich also wanted to get into the game. They might be a little more relaxed because they did the job tonight. For Everton, it’s the complete opposite; They need something from that game against Man United.
“It was a pressure game, we knew it, but every game from here is more stressful for these two teams but, in fact, more for Everton now because they got a tough run-in. It’s going to be a real test of character, I said it about Everton. .
“I doubt their ability, but in the last few games, I thought they’ve taken care of them, they look like they’re running for each other and for Frank Lampard, but if you keep making mistakes and basic defensive errors, The game, you really don’t give yourself a chance. “
The rest of Burnley’s game
April 10 – Norwich (a), Live on Sky Sports
April 17 – West Ham (a)
April 21 – Southampton (H), Live on Sky Sports
April 24 – Wolf (h)
April 30 – Watford (a)
May 6 – Aston Villa (H)
May 15 – Tottenham (a)
May 19 – Aston Villa (a)
May 22 – Newcastle (H)
The rest of Everton’s matches
April 9 – Man United (H)
April 20 – Leicester (H), Live on Sky Sports
April 24 – Liverpool (a), Live on Sky Sports
May 1 – Chelsea (H), Live on Sky Sports
May 6 – Lester (a)
May 10 – Watford (a)
May 15 – Brentford (H)
May 19 – Crystal Palace (h)
May 22 – Arsenal