Dyche: Players are fearful

Burnley boss Sean Dyche rued his players' apparent stage fright in front of their own fans after a 1-0 defeat to Hull.

Last Updated: 12/03/13 at 08:53 Post Comment

Sean Dyche: 'Fear' crippling Burnley players at Turf Moor

Sean Dyche: 'Fear' crippling Burnley players at Turf Moor

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Stephen Quinn's lone second-half strike condemned the hosts to a fifth match without victory at Turf Moor and Dyche admits he has a crisis of confidence to address.

"It's one of them that was nearly but not quite and we've fallen on the wrong side of that lately," he said.

"There's too much fear in the group at the moment, (they are) playing with fear and you can't do that.

"There are too many playing in a constricted manner and it can come with big expectations.

"There's is a big expectation here, a really big expectation of being better, being in the top six and I spoke to the players about that.

"It's not going to go away, they've got to learn to deal with it but still have that freedom to go and play.

"There's good players out there and they're just not performing at the level that we expect them to - no lack of effort, it's just misguided effort at times.

"We're nearly performing. The margins are so, so, so fine. A very short while ago we were looking like a real positive, progressive side.

"I noticed last year's record was better away than at home so is it one where

the players have to deal with that expectation and learn to deal with it."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

t's a bloody good goal, though. Sh!t, the kid's gonna be the worlds best before we know it, isn't he? He's got the touch of genius in him. Like Neymar, but with muscles and stuff. He's doing a Ronaldo as we watch. He's bulked up to be able to ride the tackles, but he's improved technically as well. His touch is sublime. Bugger.

HarryBoulton
WATCH: Hazard's stunning goal

A

hhh, Jose arguing with another managers wife, clearest sign yet that we are going mental during the close season. I am rocking back and forth on my haunches.

hump3.
Jose hits back at Rafa's wife

Footer 365

Louis van Gaal to decide between Jones and Smalling

Louis van Gaal has revealed that he will choose between Phil Jones and Chris Smalling for the final place in his back four.

David de Gea situation at Man Utd frustrates Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal admits Real Madrid's pursuit of David de Gea is causing tension between the Spaniard and Manchester United.

Manchester United's Angel Di Maria close to PSG switch

Laurent Blanc claims Paris Saint-Germain are close to completing the signing of Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria.

Mail Box

Getting Tired Of De Gea's Disrespect

One Manchester United fan is growing weary of David de Gea's disrespect. Plus thoughts on Southampton's summer, Balotelli loan, and Depay in the centre. Why?

Mails: This Is My Perfect Moment

Lots of Mailboxers channel their inner Martine McCutcheon to bring you their perfect footballing moments. Plus thoughts on Blatter, names, and Chelsea worries...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company