Burnley v Spurs - Jose's preview
Mon 26 October 2020, 13:14|Tottenham Hotspur
There will be no surprises for Jose Mourinho as we take on Burnley at Turf Moor in the Premier League this evening (8pm).
Intensity, hard work, rugged, solid - words used by Joe Hart and Paul Robinson, both former Burnley players, to describe Sean Dyche’s team ethos, an ethos that sees the Clarets in their fifth straight season in the Premier League after promotion in 2015/16.
It means there will be little notice taken of Burnley’s start to 2020/21, where they’ve taken one point from their opening four matches, but should really have beaten West Brom in a goalless draw last time out.
“It’s a special game,” said Jose. “You don’t get many like Burnley in the Premier League anymore. But when you go there, even (when you play them) at home, you know what you get.
“Everybody knows the way they play, everybody knows the way they defend, everybody knows the way they attack, and it’s very difficult to play against them on every side of the pitch.”
Jose is full of respect for boss Dyche. “Since they were promoted they are there and they are doing amazing. In the end, if their objective is to be safe, if their objective is to stay in the Premier League and don’t suffer in the last matches, where many times one point decides the future of a club, they manage always to be in a great position.
“They earn points, and Sean is the kind of guy who doesn’t collapse under the pressure of, ‘you have to play this way, you have to play that way’, he plays his way, and to play his way, no-one does better than him, so I respect him a lot.”