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Lampard hits back at Dyche for damning Everton assessment – ‘Burnley are the same’

Everton boss Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard has hit back at Sean Dyche after the Burnley manager produced a damning assessment about Everton on Wednesday.

Everton travelled to Turf Moor in the hope of gaining a vital three points to push them away from the relegation zone. Despite two spot-kicks from Richarlison, Burnley ran out 3-2 winners thanks to a late Maxwel Cornet goal.

The result saw Burnley end their losing streak and dragged Lampard’s men further into the battle to stay up.

During a post-match interview, Dyche revealed how his half-time team talk helped the Clarets to victory, while also taking aim at Everton’s poor away form.

“I’ve been down there, I know what it’s like and every season there have been tough patches for us,” Dyche told Sky Sports.

“It’s hard to explain, but sometimes you sense that a team might have lost how to win a game. I said to them at half-time, ‘I’m not sure these know how to win a game, away from home particularly’.

Sean Dyche emphasises Everton weakness

“I told them we’ve got to play on that mentality – we do it by playing forward with better quality and being more aggressive in our play.

“Our passing and trying to get into the front areas of the pitch wasn’t glorious but there were patches and enough patches where we found three goals and I’m pleased with that.”

When asked about this comment, Lampard replied: “I think all the teams around us in the table have a similar problem, whether it’s home or away we don’t win enough football matches.

Frank Lampard managing Everton

“Burnley have been the same. So that’s just the reality of where we are now. The only way we get around it is to work. We have to go again.”

Everton are now just one point off the bottom three. They have a tough run-in, including clashes against Leicester, Liverpool and Chelsea.

First though, the Toffees host Manchester United at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Looking ahead to this match, Lampard said: “Manchester United will be a completely different game, with an understanding of the pressure that’s now on it.

“We can’t pretend tonight didn’t happen, we have to be on a good edge against United.”

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